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2017 Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey Training for DNERR Volunteers
2017 Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR)
Come help DNERR with the 2017 Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey!
We are gearing up for a great survey this year and we invite anyone interested in this facinating creature to come participate in one of the best ecological surveys out there!
This training teaches all volunteers the proper survey methods, and it also provides a background on the life history of the horseshoe crab and its management so you will be prepped and ready to go on the survey before the start of the season!
Survey training is required for the three beaches the Reserve coordinates (Kitts Hummock, North Bowers, Ted Harvey). All new volunteers are required to attend one of the three sessions and must be at least 13 years old to participate in the survey. Past participants are REQUIRED to attend a training session every three years! Volunteers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers will be asked to select their preferred dates through an online registration system so that we can fairly distribute survey night and beach assignments. After you tell us your preferred survey dates, we will contact you to let you know which survey we will need your assistance. The online registration link will be made available after the trainings have ended.
The horseshoe crab volunteer training dates are as follows (you only need to attend one):
Saturday, April 1 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, April 1 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 6 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm