Do you like to explore the natural world? Do you want to contribute to real science research in a fun outdoor project? Maybe you want to Explore the Shore, Spot the Swallows, or Monitor the Marsh with Point Defiance Zoo naturalists as part of ongoing citizen science projects!


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Join us for low tide beach walks at Owen Beach, where we identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location to add the information to the scientific NatureMapping database. Read more about Explore the Shore!




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Help monitor local nest box sites for purple martins. Join us for a fun and informative workshop and learn how to become a Citizen Scientist!  Our 2015 workshop dates are:

Sunday April 12, 2-4 pm

OR

Wednesday April 15, 6-8 pm

Attendance at one of these sessions is required to participate in the program, and pre-registration is required.  To register or receive more information please contact Craig Standridge at craig.standridge@pdza.org or (253) 404-3690.


                                         

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Help monitor local wetlands for amphibian egg masses during special weekend events.  We provide the gear, all you need do is show up and have fun.  Join us for one or more of these Citizen Science Saturdays:

March 14, 1-3 pm (location TBD)
April 18, 1-3 pm (location TBD)
May 9, 1-3 pm (location TBD)
June 6, 1-3 pm (location TBD)

Pre-registration is required, and families are welcome.  Please contact Craig Standridge at craig.standridge@pdza.org or (253) 404-3690 for registration and additional information.