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Audubon program to focus on ‘E-mammal’ project

By Staff | Feb 27, 2015

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for March will feature a presentation about the “eMammal” citizen science project.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville. Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Megan Baker-Whatton, who is the citizen science coordinator of the eMammal project at the Smithsonian Institution’s Conservation Biology Institute.

She will provide an overview of the e-Mammal project, which links citizen volunteers with researchers at the Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to document mammals throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and soon, the entire country.

Project volunteers place infrared-activated cameras in parks and other natural areas. The resulting photos help researchers answer questions about mammal distribution and abundance and assist conservation efforts.

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The program will be held in the main meeting room of the facility’s Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

For more information go to www.potomacaudubon.org or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.