Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Sunday, March 22, 2020 • 1:00pm–3:00pm
83 King's Highway
Hancock, NH 03449
About the Event
As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of amphibians migrate to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys take them across roads. Every year, the Harris Center for Conservation Education trains citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. These heroic volunteers move migrating amphibians across roads by hand during one or more “Big Nights” each spring, keeping count as they go. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun, informative, indoor volunteer training.
The workshop is a 90-minute slideshow. Although we do our best to make it fun and engaging, it can be a long time for kids to sit still. Some parents opt to attend the training solo, then share the most important information with their children once they get back home. Others parents bring their kids (elementary-school age and up), along with a coloring book or other quiet activity to occupy them if they get fidgety.