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Crab Team Training Workshop (San Juan Island)
March 14, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pmFree
Interested in becoming a Crab Team volunteer monitor to help protect pocket estuaries on San Juan Island? This full-day training workshop will fully equip you to be our “Boots in the Mud” and join the Crab Team volunteer corps – no prior experience necessary. The workshop will include:
- An introduction to pocket estuaries and the invasion threat from European green crabs
- Learning and practicing the monitoring protocols
- Joining a team of 3 – 5 volunteers and selecting a monitoring site
- Identification of pocket estuary critters
- Monitoring equipment
Details: We will break for lunch, but lunch will not be provided, we recommend bringing your own bag lunch. This workshop will also include a field trip to a potential monitoring site, come prepared with waterproof boots and warm rain gear.
Your attendance does not require that you sign up to monitor a site. We welcome attendees who are just interested in finding out what citizen science is all about, and encourage you to read the Get Involved section of our website of contact us to find out what monitoring is all about!