Amphibians of Southern Illinois

March 19, 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Marbled salamander. Photo by Tony Gerard

Join us for a special presentation by Tony Gerard on amphibians of Illinois with special emphasis on our frogs and toads. Tony’s infectious exuberance and vast knowledge of amphibians are sure to delight and inform.

Everyone welcome!

Carbondale Township Hall
217 E. Main Street

Become a RiverWatch Citizen Scientist!

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March 24, 2012
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Illinois RiverWatch Training Workshop Coming to Southern Illinois

What: THE ILLINOIS RIVERWATCH NETWORK TRAINING WORKSHOP
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: JOHN A. LOGAN COLLEGE, 700 COLLEGE RD, BLDG H, RM H-127, CARTERVILLE
Who to Contact: NATE KEENER, PROGRAM COORDINATOR – (618) 468-2782 or nkeener@lc.edu

Event Details: The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a statewide, non-profit, volunteer stream monitoring program. Volunteers are trained and certified as “Citizen Scientists” to monitor and protect a local stream. Upon completing training and becoming certified, volunteers adopt a stream site and examine indicators of water quality like stream habitat and the diversity of species such as dragonfly nymphs, beetle larva, midges, and snails. Citizen Scientists play an important role in helping identify potentially degraded waters and areas that may need better protection.

To register, email Nate or call him at 618-468-2782 nkeener@lc.edu. Registration is $50. Children may attend but must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The registration deadline is March 17th.

Herping Heron Pond

March 24, 2012
10:00 amto1:00 pm

Join Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society for a field trip to Heron Pond on Saturday, March 24th. Tony Gerard will be our guide as we look (and listen) for amphibians and reptiles at Heron Pond. Meet at the parking lot at 10 AM.

We’ll go even if it’s raining (unless rain includes lightening!)