Citizen Science: Tracking the Effects of Climate Change
|Date/Time:||Saturday, April 12, 9 am – 4 pm Sunday, October 28, 9 am – 4 pm|
|Meet at:||Black Rock Visitor Center|
|Fee:||$100 members, $110 non member|
|Instructor:||Cameron Barrows, Ph.D., Assist. Research Ecologist, University of CA, Riverside and Josh Hoines, Vegetation Branch Chief, JTNP|
Joshua Tree National Park is noted for its rich biodiversity, a rich wilderness that is due in large degree to its position at the transition between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts and between those deserts and the more coastal and higher elevation San Bernardino Mountains. Our goal is to establish a series of monitoring stations along those transitions to measure whether climate shifts are changing the distribution of the Park’s flora and fauna. At each station we will be measuring many aspects of the Parks’ amazing biodiversity, including plants, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds. This is an ideal opportunity for the public to participate in a critically important endeavor, and at the same time learning from local scientists how to conduct field research and identify animals and plants from throughout the Park. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be part of an on-going research project in Joshua Tree National Park!
Download the course outline Citizen Science: Tracking the Effects of Climate Change