Tin Mountain Nature Programs

Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Nature Programs

Online Program

Environmental Book Group: Plastic Ocean

Wednesday, February 2, 4 PM

In 1997, environmentalist Charles Moore, while sailing from Hawaii to California, discovered the world’s largest collection of floating trash – the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is now about the size of Texas. In Plastic Ocean, Moore recounts his ominous findings and unveils the secret life of plastics. From milk jugs and abandoned fishing gear to polymer molecules small enough to penetrate human skin and be unknowingly inhaled, plastic is now suspected of contributing to a host of ailments. Join us for this eye-opening discussion.

Sponsored by White Birch Books.

Visit www.tinmountain.org for the Zoom link.

Online Program

Evening Tracking Program: Expect the Unexpected

Thursday, February 3

Have you ever wondered what animals move through your yard when you’re not looking? Or found tracks and wondered who made them? Dr. Rick Van de Poll will cover the basics of identifying and understanding the tracks you may see in our region. He’ll cover basic terminology of tracking, how to recognize and identify sign and provide other tips and tricks so you can determine what animal made those tracks.

Field Program

Field Tracking Program: Expect the Unexpected

Saturday, February 5, 9 am – 12:30 pm

You never know what you’ll find when you venture out on a snowy winter day. Snow provides us with an opportunity to learn more about our animal neighbors. Track patterns serve as a window into the life of the animal that made them and can be used to determine: who left the tracks, what they were doing, if they were in a hurry and more. Dr. Rick Van de Poll will give us the clues to solve these snowy riddles. Please dress for the weather and bring a snack. Advance registration required. Members: free; Non-members: $15 / person; $25 / household.

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