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Wildlife Field Research

Monday, October 8th to Saturday, October 13th, 2018
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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
CausesConservation Civic Engagement Environment Research STEM Sustainability
GivePulse
185 Positions Filled | 79 Impacts | 242 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (28)

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
9:00am3:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
During the butterfly survey, citizen scientists walk a steady pace throughout the nature center's four...14/14Over
9:00am12:00pm
Use iNaturalist app anywhere on the Cibolo Nature Center to record observations of flora or fauna
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
The Wildlife Field Research iNaturalist Bioblitz is a "on your own" survey intended to fill...7/25Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
9:00am12:00pm
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...7/15Over
9:30am11:00am
Meet in the main parking lot of Herff Farm
33 Herff Road
Boerne, TX 78006
 8/10Over
10:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
A team of photographers and nature enthusiasts take photos to document changes in the prairie...4/4Over
1:00pm4:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
To survey ants, Citizen Scientists place bait on small plastic dishes along a transect. This...3/10Over
2:30pm4:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Participants in the Dragonfly and Damselfly (Odonate) Survey, will walk in specified areas looking for...2/10Over
4:00pm6:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for reptiles under rocks, within tall grass, throughout the woodland and in...16/16Over
4:00pm6:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists set and bait small (Sherman live) traps along transects in the tall grass...12/12Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
7:30am12:00pm
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...1/4Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
The exotic plant removal team will remove exotic invasive and sometimes opportunistic native plants that...1/15Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Plant enthusiasts and beginners alike survey several transects in the prairie to determine vegetation type,...5/15Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists set and bait small (Sherman live) traps along transects in the tall grass...7/10Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...8/15Over
8:00am12:00pm
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...3/10Over
1:00pm4:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
To survey ants, Citizen Scientists place bait on small plastic dishes along a transect. This...5/10Over
2:00pm4:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...7/15Over
7:00pm9:30pm
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

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
8:00am12:00pm
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...8/10Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
The exotic plant removal team will remove exotic invasive and sometimes opportunistic native plants that...5/15Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Plant enthusiasts and beginners alike survey several transects in the prairie to determine vegetation type,...3/15Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists set and bait small (Sherman live) traps along transects in the tall grass...4/10Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...4/15Over
8:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Riparian woody vegetation assessments are conducted in the fall along transects crossing Cibolo Creek. Woody...4/10Over
1:00pm2:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Team will identify and count the ant species retrieved during the Wednesday and Thursday collections.3/5Over
2:00pm4:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists search for blotched and diamond back watersnakes. The water snakes are caught when...7/15Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescriptionPositions
 
 
8:00am10:00am
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Citizen Scientists will check traps for small mammals. Captured mammals are documented and released unharmed....10/10Over
10:00am12:00pm
140 City Park Road
Boerne, TX 78006
Snakes caught during surveys will be staged for photography while discussion about the species occurs....20/20Over