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Kellogg Biological Station volunteers are invited to attend as many of the following sessions as they wish.

2015 Trainings

Citizen Science Program

Butterfly Monitoring at KBS

Who: Volunteers who are able to commit to four hours of indoor training, two hours of outdoor training and monitor their butterfly route six times between June 1 and September 1, 2015
KBS is partnering with the Michigan Butterfly Network and the Kalamazoo Nature Center to establish Butterfly Monitoring Routes at KBS as part of our new citizen science programming! 
New monitors must attend indoor training workshops and one outdoor field day.  Register Here for the Kalamazoo Nature Center.

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Indoor Trainings:
Tuesday, April 14th (pt1), 6-8pm
Tuesday, May 12th (pt2), 6-8pm

Outdoor Trainings:
Saturday, May 16th, 1-3pm
Saturday, May 30th, 1-3pm

Interested? Please contact Misty once you have registered for butterfly monitoring training. The Kalamazoo Nature Center’s registration fee is $10 per person.  Misty will be attending the Kalamazoo Nature Center trainings and will be working with trained volunteers to establish routes on the Kellogg Biological Stations lands. The Binder Park Zoo trainings are free.

Learn more about The Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) at http://www.michiganbutterfly.org/Home.aspx. MiBN seeks to assess the changing population status of our state’s butterfly species, evaluate the quality of Michigan ecosystems, and engage the Michigan public in significant citizen science research!

Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Training

Monarch numbers have dropped sharply in recent years and conservationists are concerned that we may loose their wonderful migration phenomenon. Of utmost importance is the planting of milkweed, as that is the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat.

In addition you can help by becoming a Citizen Scientist and volunteer for the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project in which a patch of milkweed is checked weekly for the presence of monarch eggs and larvae, starting in May and running into September.

While we have 8 sites established in the greater Kalamazoo area, we would like establish more sites at KBS and the surrounding area.

There will be a free training workshop for this project:
Date: Wednesday May 27
Time: 6-8 PM
Location: Visitor Center is the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery just south of M-43 on Fish Hatchery Road, one mile west of the Kalamazoo/Van Buren county line.

See the link http://www.mlmp.org/ for more info on the project. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Ilisa so that she can have enough materials on hand.

W.K Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

Bird Tour Training

Date: Friday, September 8, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Bird Sanctuary Auditorium

Agriculture & Ecology Trail Guide Training

Date: Friday, September 19, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Bird Sanctuary Auditorium

W.K. Kellogg Manor House

Manor House Docent (Tour Guide) is provided on an as needed basses

For more information about manor house docent trainings,
Call (269) 671-2402 or E-mail volunteers@kbs.msu.edu.