Cascades Pika Watch engages community scientists to locate and map pika populations in Oregon
Pika are considered to be a sensitive indicator of climate change due to their inability to survive long periods of warm summer weather. Columbia River Gorge pika are of particular interest because they live at a lower elevation than any other pika population in the U.S.
Through Cascades Pika Watch, people can help scientists better understand changes in pika populations. Join us this summer - sign up for a training today! After training, you will be able to survey sites in the gorge and nearby surroundings to help us monitor pikas. Commitment is low – you must attend the training and then we ask that you make a minimum of two site visits between June and September.
Location: Oregon Zoo Education Center
Cost: Free (pre-registration required)
Ages: 10+ for training (but once you are trained you are welcome to take your kids with you to do your surveys)
Dates: May 5, 2020 7-9 p.m. OR May 9, 2020 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org