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AT24-007 Webinar, TMN Tuesdays

February 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Event/Webinar Title:AT24-007 Webinar, TMN Tuesdays

AT-VMS: AT: TMN Tuesday (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, and Presenter)

Comments: AT24-007 Webinar TMN Tuesday, Presenter:  TBD  (see below) (AT=1h)

Webinar Date: 1/09/2024
Webinar Time: 12:00p-1:00p

2024 Webinars are on 1/09, 2/13, 3/05, 4/09, 5/14, 6/11, 7/09, 8/13, 9/10, 10/08, 11/12, 12/10

Webinar Summary:
Monthly Webinar for Advanced Training

Webinar Description:
These webinars are provided by the TMN State Office. These may be watched for AT hours. Topics are new each month.

January   State of the Program –  Presenter: Michelle Haggarty & Mary Pearl Meuth

February  Rattlesnakes –  Presenter: Chip Ruthven, Natural Resource Specialist and Project Leader

March  “Texas Raptor Monitoring Network: a participatory science program to monitor the reproductive biology of raptors across Texas.”   Presenters: Dr. Ben Skipper from Angelo State University and Dr. Clint Boal from Texas Tech University have authored this initiative together.

Over the last two decades, citizen science has emerged as a powerful tool to gather data on biological phenomena over wide geographic areas. Through observation-based platforms like iNaturalist and eBird, citizen scientists have helped document shifts in geographic range of both native and invasive species and their work has proved invaluable to scientists and managers. Such platforms are, however, structured for single-observation events and there exists space for novel citizen science projects to use repeated observations of individuals. These repeated observations have the potential to shift observation-based citizen science to a more participatory science whereby individuals collect data additional to just occurrence and location. This workshop will use the monitoring of raptor nests as a model for engaging with the public through participatory science. Raptors are charismatic wildlife with wide public appeal. Since the 1960’s several species of raptor have adapted to urban and suburban environments, yet much remains to be learned about the reproductive ecology of many species in these areas. This participatory science program therefore would serve to fill this data gap and provide relevant information back to participants. Workshop participants will be provided instruction on identification of raptor species, the identification of different stages within the nesting cycle and their associated behaviors, and the balance between gathering data and disturbing nesting birds. Data collection will be made simple via an electronic form with pre-defined fields that can be accessed via any internet-connected device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, desktop computer).






Oct  Chapter Project Fair – Presenter: Michelle Haggarty & Mary Pearl Meuth



no charge

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Contact Information:
Michelle Haggerty

Organization Website: https://txmn.tamu.edu/tmntuesdays/

Sponsoring Organization: TMN




February 13
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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