Monarch Monitoring Training - Beaver Creek Reserve; Fall Creek, WI; May 23, 2018

Monarch populations have declined by more than 80% in recent decades. Your help is needed! Collect critical monarch data in Wisconsin to help conservation partners understand monarch populations and protect monarchs and their habitat. Learn about monarch monitoring projects from University of Minnesota Monarch Lab experts including Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, Journey North and Project Monarch Health. Participants will be asked to volunteer 10 hours towards monarch monitoring efforts in 2018. Is your organization interested in training others to monitor monarchs? If so, please consider attending the bonus opportunity described below.

*This workshop qualifies as advanced training for Master Naturalist volunteers, but anyone is welcome to participate, even if you are not a Master Naturalist volunteer.

Where: Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI  54742

When: May 23, 2018 from 9:00AM-4:00PM (bonus opportunity on May 24 - see below for more information)

Cost: $65 (includes workshop, lunch and monitoring kit)

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project monitoring kits include: a field bag, clipboard, pencil, hand lens, ruler, thermometer, a set of life cycle cards, rain gauge and the book entitled: Milkweed, Monarchs and More: A Field Guide to the Invertebrate Community in the Milkweed Patch.

Scholarships: Two need-based scholarships will be awarded. If interested, please complete this form before registering.

Bonus Opportunity: Is your organization interested in learning how to teach others how to participate in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project? Attend a training session the next day on May 24, from 8:00-noon for free to learn how to recruit and train Monarch monitors in your area. Just click the bonus opportunity box while registering.

For more information: See https://monarchlab.org/ or email Becky Sapper, becky.sapper@ces.uwex.edu

Registration Registration deadline is May 16, 2018

Course capacity: 30

Course cancellation policies: If a registrant cancels his/her registration for this course prior to May 16, 2018, s/he will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refund will be made if a registrant cancels after the course deadline (5/16/18). The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program reserves the right to cancel a course if fewer than 10 people register by the registration deadline. If the program cancels the course, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Register HERE

or call (608)262-2451 and ask to register for course #0434

 

Instructor: 

Katie-Lyn Bunney

Course Dates: 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:00am