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ADV - Dave Mech Discusses Radio Telemetry - Lunch With A Scientist

Dave Mech Discusses Radio Telemetry - Lunch With A website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Join life-long learners for a monthly lunch and learn series at Cedar Creek! Bring your own lunch and hunger for knowledge, we will provide the brain food! Each month, scientists will present a general-audience lecture about their work at or related to Cedar Creek.

February's speaker will be Dr. L. David Mech, world-renowned wildlife biologist and wolf researcher. Dave has used radio-tracking for most of his career studying wolves, deer, leopards, caribou, elk, lions, elephants, raccoons, lynxes, elk, and hares, to name a few! He will speak about the development of this technology at Cedar Creek in the 1960s, as well as his own experiences in the field. If weather permits, education staff will teach you how to use functional telemetry equipment and send you off to hunt for hidden animal collars on the landscape! Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather.

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Contact Tillery with questions, bail0311@umn.edu, 612-301-2613.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and community engagement coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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