Conservation Classes

Our Conservation Classes will focus on a specific topic each week.  Activities will include hikes to find and identify animals, life history lessons, discussions about how to conserve species at risk, and demonstrations on what you can do at home.  The conservation classes are intended to bring like-minded individuals together to strengthen our efforts to conserve wildlife.   Feel free to come to one topic or all of them!  Become a member, and get a discount for all programs at Piedmont Wildlife Center!

Conservation Classes are held from 5:30-7:30pm on the 2nd Friday of each month, beginning on January 11, 2013.  

Winter and Spring Sessions

January 11 – Backyard Biologist

Want to learn what a citizen scientist is and how to become one? Learn how to get involved in Piedmont Wildlife Center’s citizen science projects, including photographing box turtles and inventorying your backyard. Learn how easy it is to be a backyard biologist! Bring your smart phones if you have one!
Instructor: Sara Marschauser, Conservation Coordinator

February 8 – Vermicomposting

The indoor method to conserving waste! Vermicomposting (or composting with worms) is a great way to reduce waste, when outdoor composting isn’t possible. Everyone will have the opportunity to make a vermicomposting bin to take home and learn what items can be saved from going in the trash. There is an additional $10 fee for bin-making materials.
Instructor: Sara Marschhauser,  Conservation Coordinator

March 8 – Bat-tastic!

You will learn the basic life history of bats, discuss hot topics including White Nose Syndrome and other conservation issues and what we can due to help. Get a chance to see what comes out at night around Piedmont Wildlife Center. We will also be making bat boxes to help support bat populations in your neighborhood.
Instructor: Sara Marschhauser, Conservation Coordinator



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