Caterpillars and other insects are on plants all around us and are an important food source for birds and other organisms. In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to the Caterpillars Count citizen science project so that you can become a part of local research linking birds to their insect food sources on trees. We’ll give you hands on experience conducting insect surveys that you can use to guide your students/visitors to monitor changes in the abundance and type of insects present over time. You’ll also learn how to use our smartphone app and the Caterpillars Count website so you can compare the data collected by your group to other groups from around the state. A $50 Amazon gift card, lunch, and a handbook of sample learning activities will be provided to all participants.
This workshop is eligible for 3 hours of Criteria II or III credit toward the NC Environmental Educator Certification Program.
For more information or to register, contact Chris Goforth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.707.8882.