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We always see interesting creatures whenever we walk on the beach. Now, a new program from the University of Washington and the state department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking to enlist beach walkers in a community science project where they can help monitor biodiversity.

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The program is called NatureMapping and it’s mission is to enlist the community and schools in monitoring the health of our beaches and contributing data to a state-managed biodiversity database. If you can get to a beach, you can help survey invertebrate species and intertidal marine fish.

Two free facilitator trainings will be held this fall:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at the Seattle Aquarium, from 8:30 am- 4:45 pm.

or

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009, at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA.

If you’re a K-12 teacher you can even get Clock hours.

If you want to attend, RSVP to Tacoma Nature Center 253-591-6439 or e-mail michele@tacomaparks.com

Comments

  1. #1 Furkan
    October 18, 2009

    Seattle Aquarium is too far me. Thank You for information.

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