Flying Squirrel Citizen Science

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Come explore the world of flying squirrels and learn about an exciting community science research project!

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  • Cost: Free
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Location

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This event is handicap accessible
Photo credit: Alan Audet

Join University of New Hampshire graduate student C.J. Wong to learn about flying squirrels, her research, and how you can participate in a citizen science flying squirrel research project. Find out how to make and put up a nest box to monitor flying squirrel populations and send in your data about these rarely seen nocturnal animals.

About the Presenter

C.J. Wong earned her bachelor's degree in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University where she studied vigilance behaviors in the woodchuck. She then studied the effects of forest fragmentation on southern flying squirrels as her MS thesis project, also at Eastern Illinois University working with Drs. Eric Bollinger and Tom Nelson. She began working as a biology instructor full-time while pursuing a second master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She has worked as a science librarian or biology instructor at Eastern Illinois University, Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Merrimack College and Endicott College. She currently is a PhD student in Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science at the University of New Hampshire, working in the Rowe Lab with Dr. Becca Rowe. Her dissertation research is again all about flying squirrels, now looking at the effects of forest fragmentation and urbanization on these tiny nocturnal squirrels!

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