Citizen Science Weekend
Who's Your Scientist?
June 10th - 12th 2016
Please join the NBI for a weekend of citizen
science! Help our local on island scientists survey for rare
and invasive plants, beach invertebrates, turtles, bird banding
Admission to all events
is free and open to all! Some events have a limited capacity
so we ask that you sign up for the events you are interested
in ahead of time.
Keynote Speaker: Tobias
Friday, June 10that
Nantucket Atheneum, Great Hall
"Behavioral Ecology and
Conservation of Snapping Turtles"
Dr. Landberg is an integrative biologist
at Arcadia University studying organisms at the intersection
of ontogeny, ecology and evolution. His work on amphibian
life history focuses on the ways development is affected by
the environment and how developmental responses can evolve.
“Using National Geographic Society's crittercam
Dr. Landberg and fellow researchers have studied snapping
turtles in Connecticut for over 8 years. This remote imaging
technology has allowed them a unique view into the lives of
snapping turtles that had never been seen before. They use
the footage that the turtles themselves film to analyze their
diving and breathing behaviors as well as their interactions
with other creatures in ponds and lakes that were previously
inaccessible to researchers. In addition to the science of
studying wild turtles, this collaborative effort with Mystic
Aquarium and the Tributary Mill Conservancy, they have made
education and outreach a priority. This has led to a collaboration
with CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Together they are collecting data on toxins and pollutants
in the turtles and using that to gain protection for this
magnificent and fascinating creature”.
For more information, please contact our NBI Citizen Science
Danielle O'Dell, Nantucket Conservation Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Bois, Linda Loring Nature Foundation, email@example.com