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Motus Tracking Workshop

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Guest Lucas DeGroote

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System has revolutionized how we record animal movements in nature. Powdermill Avian Research Center (www.powdermillarc.org) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a workshop on Motus technology beginning 5pm Friday April 6th, and ending 2pm Sunday April 8th.  The workshop will be held at Powdermill Nature Reserve, the field station of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) located in the beautiful mountains of Western Pennsylvania near Rector. The workshop is aimed towards those with little or no experience utilizing nanotags and the Motus Wildlife Network.  Participants will gain hands on experience setting up a Motus station and attaching nanotags to live birds (for participants sub-permitted to band birds). Presentations will focus on project planning, examples of how the network has been used for research, and limitations of the technology.  Workshop registration is $50 and includes meals Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, and shared housing in modest cabins on property free of charge (bring your own linens).   If you wish to stay elsewhere, standard accommodations are available at several nearby hotels for approximately $100 per night. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation.

 

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the following google form: https://goo.gl/forms/4xws22tyFXpyeFNB3.

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