Turtle Telemetry Volunteer Training Workshop

Apr 17, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM


Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Cen 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Cost Free


A citizen science program for those with an affinity for both turtles and science, this is a chance to contribute to one of our longest running research projects at the Sanctuary; the Eastern Box Turtle Habitat and Population Study!

We are seeking volunteers who have interest in learning how to operate our turtle telemetry equipment and locating up to four box turtles with radio transmitters attached to them. Turtles need to be located about once per week from April until the return of the hibernation season, around November. Volunteers commit to signing up for a minimum of one, four (4) hour shift per month, typically on the weekends from May through November. Study data provides information on EBT including home range size, nest and hibernacular spaces, longevity, and more. All training is provided, no prior experience is necessary.

Ages 18 and older only. Registration and current health guidelines required.