Join National Marine Educator Association (NMEA) members for a hands-on conservation research opportunity on Saturday, June 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Begin with a brief presentation on the fish hawk, or osprey, with staff naturalist/biologist Greg Kearns of Patuxent River Park. The experience continues on the water for approximately two hours, stopping at several osprey nests where 6-8 week-old chicks will be collected, banded, and released back to their nest. Each banded chick will be weighed and its band number recorded for research purposes. The boat is scheduled to return to the dock around 4:00 p.m.
Registration fee is $10 for the event. NMEA is offsetting more than half of the program cost as a service to new and current members of the organization. The experience is only available to NMEA members. If you are currently not a member of NMEA, please join in the most appropriate membership category before registering for the event.
Registration deadline is June 8th, 2019. The program is outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather and for boating. Maximum registration is 10 people. Registration is on a first come first served basis.