Curious about wolverines? Want to set up a wildlife camera? Then stop by and quench your thirst for knowledge at this month’s Science Pub on wolverines.
Join ICL and Blakeley Adkins, with Idaho Department of Fish and Game, to learn about wolverines and volunteer opportunities with the Western States Wolverine Conservation Project. ICL is partnering with IDFG on this wolverine monitoring project by connecting interested volunteers with IDFG.
IDFG is looking for volunteers to break into 4 to 5 teams to set up a wildlife camera and bait station each. Volunteers need experience in backcountry winter travel.
The first part of Science Pub will be a presentation of wolverine biology for the public. The second part will focus on training the volunteers on setting up the wildlife cameras and selecting locations to place them.
In their teams, volunteers will go into the backcountry and set up their cameras and bait stations. Teams will return to the bait stations later this winter to remove the camera and see what critters came by.
Based on the Science Cafe model developed in Europe in the 1990s, ICL and Sawtooth Brewery are pleased to present Science Pub as a fun way to bring educators, scientists, presenters and the public together. Come on out, grab a beer, and join in on the informal discussions around scientific topics and environmental issues.