Volunteer Wildlife Research in NYC summer 2017

Once again we will be welcoming volunteers, especially undergraduate students, to help with our long-term research project on diamondback terrapins in New York City’s Jamaica Bay in June and July 2017.  The field site can be easily reached by train, bus, or car from NYC, Long Island, and nearby NJ.  The field work involves mark-recapture of nesting terrapins, monitoring nests and raccoons, and interacting with park visitors.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their experience with urban wildlife and scientific research.  Please pass this information on to your undergraduate students and other potentially interested people.  More on Jamaica Bay Terrapin Research is available at http://jbtr.org/.  For more information, contact Dr. Russell Burke at biorlb@hofstra.edu. =20