Community Science: New York State Tracking Turkeys

30 registrations allowed.
11 people currently registered.

When:

7/20/2019 → 11:00 am

Where:

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program

Event Description:

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Suitable for tweens, teens and adults

Wild turkey populations have changed dramatically in New York, from their complete absence for almost 100 years, to historic highs in the early 2000s, to recent declines in some areas. Come learn how the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) monitors turkeys from DEC Wildlife Biologist Mike Schiavone. Schiavone will share information about on-going research projects aimed at improving our understanding of wild turkey populations, and how you can help collect turkey data for DEC’s Citizen Science project.

The Training: Join us to learn about Wild turkeys, a bird that went from extinct in New York to downright common in the early 2000s, and how you can help the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation survey them.

The Survey: Surveyors will use count cards to record turkey flocks during the month of August and submit completed cards to the NYS DEC.

This opportunity is free! Reservation required for all attendees (regardless of age). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so please reserve your spot for Community Science opportunities at www.albanypinebush.org or call 518-456-0655. Be prepared to sign up to survey a site for us at a later date. 

Reminder Notes: This training will take place entirely indoors at the Discovery Center. 

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655

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