Help Crystal Cove Alliance Study El Moro Canyon
“Research needs in the park are constantly changing,” says Crystal Cove Alliance Education Coordinator Kaitlin Magliano, “At Field Science Saturday we try to collect data on what resource managers will find most useful.”
Last month as a special opportunity for birders, Field Science Saturday participants were able to take part in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Larry & Nina Ackman, who were visiting from Rhode Island, came for the docent led bird walk, but became citizen scientists along the way.
“Being able to assist in data collection and make a contribution to the scientific community is great,” Larry says. “There are opportunities for education, enjoyment, recreation, and inspiration,” Nina adds.
To sign up for Field Science Saturday, please visit CCA’s calendar of events. RSVPs are encouraged. The event is FREE, with a $15 day use fee required per vehicle.
Field Science Saturday is recommended for ages 8 and up and participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Top image: Field Science Saturday participants birding with Crystal Cove State Park Docent Tom Eastman
In-text image: UCI Center for Environmental Biology intern Justin Prado helping collect leaf litter microbes’ data