CARLISLE, PA (August 5, 2011) - On Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center will offer the second in a series of three Citizen Science Investigation programs, entitled "CSI: Monarch Watch". You've probably heard of banding birds to track their movements but did you know that it's also possible to track butterflies by tagging them? There are many questions unanswered about the fall migration of the monarch butterfly population east of the Rocky Mountains.
Data is needed to answer these questions and we need your help! Only through the efforts of volunteer taggers can we obtain sufficient recoveries and observations of the migration to answer these questions. This free program will begin with an overview of the monarch lifecycle and habitat, and then will move outside into the garden for tagging. This program is geared toward families with children ages five and older.
There is no fee but space is limited and registration required by calling 717-486-3799. For a description of other programs, call 717-486-5031, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/kingsgap.aspx.