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Science Saturday: Kestrel Watch

April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

- Free

In what we hope will become a regular occurrence, we are inviting the public to participate in one of our ongoing research projects. This time you’ll help us track American Kestrels that have been outfitted with GPS transmitters, collect vegetation data in different types of fields, and visit ink-pad tracks to see what kinds of rodents have been visiting. This is a great opportunity to see what it’s like to do field research and to learn about some fascinating native species. We will start here at the Clifton Institute and then drive to a few nearby properties where we know kestrels are hanging out. From Clifton, we will encourage but not require everyone to carpool in as few cars as possible. We’re looking forward to a beautiful day in the field with you!

Cost: Free!

Age: Adults only.

Bring: Please bring a lunch and water bottle. Binoculars are recommended.

Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event.

COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).

Registration is REQUIRED.

Cancellation policy: If you register and can no longer attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open your spot to someone else.

By registering for this event, you are affirming that you have read and agree to our liability release policy.

We look forward to seeing you at the Clifton Institute!


April 29, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Road
Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
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