August 17 – 19, the Birds of Vermont Museum is hosting the Green Mountain Woodcarvers’ annual three-day seminar. This year, they will carve a scaled-down Swan (based on the Trumpeter Swan).
The Swan can be carved in several styles, from “Antique” to fully detailed depending, on each carver’s abilities and choice. If you are interested in taking the class, visit http://greenmountainwoodcarvers.org/class/class.html and follow the instructions there for more details and to register.
Do you know how many different kinds of mosquitoes we have in Vermont? And that some don’t bother humans at all? How about ticks, and when to worry about which diseases? Have you seen “Blackflies: defenders of Vermont” on a T-shirt, and wondered what roles blackflies play in our ecosystems? Join this session and find out more!
You don’t have to be an expert to be part of scientific research. Learn to observe and report on animals and plants you see, hear, or photograph. From eBird to the Zooniverse, discover research projects that fit your interests, and see how your data can be used to benefit ongoing scientific research, including the effects of climate change.
Citizen science or community science is real scientific research conducted by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists. There are a huge number of ways to get involved: tracking migratory birds, participating in a bioblitz, studying animal behavior, counting pollinators or plant species, etc.
This program is best suited for adults and teens. It is offered through the Thetford Libraries.
Presented by Erin Talmage, Executive Director of the Birds of Vermont Museum. Erin earned her MS in Wildlife Biology from UVM with a focus on ornithology. She serves on two Vermont Scientific Advisory Groups, Birds and Reptiles-and-Amphibians. When not at the Museum, she can often be found looking for salamanders for the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas, collecting data for iNaturalist and eBird, or volunteering with the Four Winds Nature Institute and Vermont Master Naturalists.