Beach Monitoring – Penrose Point State Park
Winter is coming. Break out the foul weather gear, put new batteries in your head lamp, and join Harbor WildWatch for an exciting night of community science at the beach! During the winter monitoring months, it just so happens that the lowest tides are during the dark of the night which adds an adventurous twist to our monitoring procedures. Hence, the need for a headlamp. Winter Beach Monitoring is also a great excuse to visit your favorite beaches at night when parks are normally closed. Having extra assistance during these nighttime events makes an incredible difference in our ability to collect information about the organisms living on the beach.
Remember, you don’t have to have a science background to participate, nor are you required to stay for the entire duration of the typically 3 hour program. Mark your calendar for any or all of these upcoming events and come do some science with Stena Troyer and Mike Behrens!
Because this event is a mix of only the best conditions, COLD, DARK, and WET, here is a list of items to think about having with you: Headlamp, rain coat, rain pants, rain boots, fleece or wool layers, toe warmers, hand warmers, neck gator, hat, gloves, thermos of warm beverage, adventurous attitude!
Penrose Point State Park: Once you pass the first gate to the park (close the gate behind you if it’s not already open), take a right at the “T” in the road. This will lead you to the general parking area. We will meet in the parking lot at 10:30pm. If you arrive later, walk across the grassy field and out onto the beach. Our monitoring site is around the corner to the left (when facing the water).
Contact Stena@harborwildwatch.org for information prior to the event.