Aton Forest, in conjunction with Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory (aveo.org), a program of The Harris Center for Conservation Education, is hosting a class, Salamander Crossing Guard Training, on Saturday, March 17 from 3 to 5 pm. Each year, thousands of salamanders and other amphibians are killed while crossing roads during their annual breeding migration. AVEO provides training and coordinates crossing brigades in southern New Hampshire, which consists of taking trained volunteers into the field on crossing nights and sheparding animals across. This workshop will provide training in amphibian identification, road safety, and basic data collection. Subsequently, Aton Forest will establish crossing guard brigades with interested participants, who may have already identified locations in our area with high numbers of migratory amphibians. Although crossing amphibians is a family friendly activity, this course is for ages 12 and over.
This program is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshements will be served.
Instructor: Brett Thelen, M.S., AVEO Program Director
Location: Aton Forest Headquarters, 270 North Colebrook Road, Norfolk CT 06058
To register or with questions, contact Aton Forest: firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 542-5125