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Wildlife Field Research

Monday, October 7th to Saturday, October 12th, 2019

About

Positions0 Remaining
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age LimitAll Ages
Description

Wildlife Field Research is a week long bioblitz conducted every spring and fall at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm. During this research event, teams of Citizen Scientists combine their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to survey the nature center's ecology.

Citizen Science engages citizens in the task of recording observations of the environment and its many inhabitants. These observations are used to make scientific assessments that inform land management and human behaviors that impact our world. New participants are trained by Team Leaders who provide instruction and guidance on how to conduct the surveys and record information.

Master Naturalists, college students, teenagers, parents and young kids and other nature enthusiasts participate in this event, each bringing their own interests to the mix to create a colorful and fun citizen science community.  For some, the camaraderie and fun that is had during Wildlife Field Research brings them back year after year.

Surveys include:  Ants, Amphibian, Aquatic, Butterfly, Dragonfly & Damselfly, Breeding Bird Counts, Prairie Vegetation Photopoints, Prairie Vegetation Survey,  Riparian Woody Plants, Small Mammal,  Reptiles and Watersnakes

Requirements
Must be willing to learn and have fun!
PerksBreakfast (continental type) and lunch are provided on Thursday and Friday of the event.
Parking DetailsPark in the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm parking lot
CausesCivic Engagement Conservation Environment Research STEM Sustainability
GivePulse
173 Positions Filled | 44 Impacts | 245 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (28)

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
9:00am (CT)3:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
During the butterfly survey, citizen scientists walk a steady pace throughout the nature center's four...9/14Over
9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Use iNaturalist app anywhere on the Cibolo Nature Center to record observations of flora or fauna
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Monday 9a - Saturday 12p. The Wildlife Field Research iNaturalist Bioblitz is a "on your...5/25Over

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10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
A team of photographers and nature enthusiasts take photos to document changes in the prairie...4/4Over

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9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Meet at the pavilion near the parking lot.
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
The Prairie Vegetation Review is intended to give a brief overview of the protocol used...10/15Over
9:30am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Meet in the main parking lot of Herff Farm
33 Herff Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Volunteers will walk areas of the Herff Farm to flag and count milkweed plants as...5/10Over
1:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
To survey ants, Citizen Scientists place bait on small plastic dishes along a transect. This...7/10Over
2:30pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Participants in the Dragonfly and Damselfly (Odonate) Survey, will walk in specified areas looking for...2/10Over
4:00pm (CT)6:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for reptiles under rocks, within tall grass, throughout the woodland and in...10/16Over
4:00pm (CT)6:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists set and bait small (Sherman live) traps along transects in the tall grass...11/12Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
7:30am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Coordinated by Suzanne Young
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
The Sustenance management team is responsible for feeding the citizen science teams on Thursday,Friday and...2/4Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
The exotic plant removal team will remove exotic invasive and sometimes opportunistic native plants that...2/15Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Plant enthusiasts and beginners alike survey several transects in the prairie to determine vegetation type,...6/15Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists set and bait small (Sherman live) traps along transects in the tall grass...3/10Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...3/15Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Dress ready for work in the woods and crossing creek if necessary.
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Riparian woody vegetation assessments are conducted in the fall along transects crossing Cibolo Creek. Woody...6/10Over
1:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
To survey ants, Citizen Scientists place bait on small plastic dishes along a transect. This...8/10Over
2:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...12/15Over
7:00pm (CT)9:30pm (CT)
Meet on the back porch, behind the Visitor's center
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
To conduct this survey, a group of Citizen Scientists head out to the creek after...7/12Over

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8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
To assist
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
A team of Citizen Scientists assess stream flow and sample macro-invertebrates, fish and other aquatic...6/10Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
The exotic plant removal team will remove exotic invasive and sometimes opportunistic native plants that...1/15Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Plant enthusiasts and beginners alike survey several transects in the prairie to determine vegetation type,...2/15Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists set and bait small (Sherman live) traps along transects in the tall grass...6/10Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...2/15Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Riparian woody vegetation assessments are conducted in the fall along transects crossing Cibolo Creek. Woody...6/10Over
1:00pm (CT)2:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Team will identify and count the ant species retrieved during the Wednesday and Thursday collections.5/5Over
2:00pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...9/15Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
8:00am (CT)10:00am (CT)
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists will check traps for small mammals. Captured mammals are documented and released unharmed....15/15Over
8:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Will take place in the Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium followed by time in the habitats of the nature center.
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Craig Hensley, the Texas Nature Trackers Biologist for Texas parks and Wildlife Department will teach...8/30Over

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Donna Taylor wrote on October 11th, 2019

Fridays events are a GO. Cooler and very windy but no significant rain. See everyone on todays schedule soon. Breakfast starts around 7:30 so arrive earlier to enjoy some good stuff.
Donna