Snow covered branches in a snowy landscape

Community Science: Snowpack Monitoring

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Suitable for Adults and tweens and teens with caregivers

Regionally, human-caused climate change is altering seasonal weather patterns, especially temperature and precipitation, but little is known about specific changes in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Preserve neighbors can help us track these effects by measuring the depth of snow in their own backyard. If you live within half a mile of the preserve, please join us this evening to learn how to collect and submit measurements that will help us explain how the flora and fauna of the Pine Bush survive the winter.

Snow monitoring materials will be provided.

The Training: Learn how your efforts monitoring snowpack around the preserve can help us understand wildlife population dynamics. Snow monitoring materials will be provided.

The Survey: Snowpack monitors will submit weekly snowpack data online from October through March.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655
195 New Karner Road Suite 1
Albany, New York

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