Yes! For real, I have the next three workshops scheduled:

amphibiansandreptilesbookcoverJune 2, Herps with Dr. John Carr – We will meet in a Biology classroom on campus in the morning, then go to Black Bayou Lake NWR for field work. LSU press has just published Dr. Carr’s “Amphibians & Reptiles of Louisiana.” I’m sure he’d love to sign copies for us!

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Dr. Anna Hill

June 23, Aquatic Life with Dr. Anna Hill – We will spend the day at Black Bayou Lake NWR collecting samples and looking at them under microscopes in the Education Center. Dr. Hill is seeking to borrow some good scopes for this purpose, but I want LMN – NE to think about raising funds &/or seeking grants to better equip the BBLNWR Education Center for future workshops.

August 4, Ecosystems & Restoration Ecology with Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharjee – We will begin in the pavilion at Kiroli Park and end the day at Restoration Park, both in West Monroe. Dr. Joydeep will have just returned from a summer research trip in the Himalayas, so maybe we’ll get him to tell us a little bit about that, too!

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Dr. Joydeep gives the keynote adress on Citizen Scientists at the 2018 LMNA Rendezvous.     (photo by Charles Paxton)

I have posted an updated version of our Certification Curriculum on the Certification tab of this website. Please note a couple of things:

1. We will have a total of 10 workshops if I can find leaders. At this time, “Insects” is most up in the air as I have no leads on a workshop leader.

2. Whether we have 9 or 10 workshops total, 7 will be required for certification. Of course, we hope you won’t want to quit learning after the 7th!

3. We will end this first cycle of workshops in January 2019 because that is when Dr. Terri Maness wants to do the Birds workshop due to the incredible numbers and diversity of birds available to us at Upper Ouachita in January.

Flyers and Registration links for these workshops aren’t up yet, but get them on your calendar now! More later…..

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