The Urban-Rural Biomonitoring & Assessment Network. A citizen-science project in Hamilton, Ontario.

Spring Workshop 2014

It’s almost that time of year again, folks! Spring is just around the courner, which means the URBAN program will be hosting their annual Spring Training Workshop. URBAN is run through McMaster University and coordinates monitoring of frogs/toads and birds with the Marsh Monitoring Program (MMP) in local wetlands here in Hamilton. We also monitor water quality and benthic invertebrates in local streams in collaboration with the Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN).

Getting involved is easy! The first step is to attend the workshop where you will learn important monitoring skills and be able to sign up to monitor a local wetland or stream either individually or as a group. We will also be presenting results collected by volunteers last year, as well as general ecological trends observed over the last four years of the program. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, or would like a refresher as well as learn what your volunteer efforts have contributed to the scientific community, please attend the workshop! Dates and details are listed below:

Date: Saturday March 29, 2014

Location: Hamilton Waterfront Trust (HWT) Centre, Theatre Room (47 Discovery Dr., Hamilton)

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The workshop is free of charge and open to the public. Parking is available directly behind the centre. Please RSVP to urbanmonitoring@gmail.com if you are interested in attending the event.

We look forward to seeing you all at the workshop!

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URBAN is a citizen science monitoring program for the City of Hamilton, enabling you to experience and contribute to the preservation of wildlife and natural areas within and around the city.