Earth Calendar for June 21st and June 22nd

Jun 21, 2013


Join other citizen scientists for a two and a half-day camp on citizen-based biomonitoring June 27th through June 29th. Learn how to use technologies and assessment tools to provide professionals and agencies with credible data on the condition of aquatic environments in your region.

 As a citizen scientist this hands-on training provides you the protocols and techniques to justify your stream bioassessment and habitat quality evaluation. The group will camp at Big Bone Lick State Park Friday night to access a variety of nearby streams. The department will provide camping supplies and travel to the park. Training includes use of a water quality app to calculate the Pollution Tolerance Index with Macroinvertebrates. The Citizen Science Stream Assessment Field Camp is presented by Northern Kentucky University faculty and NKU student scholars, all from the NKU Department of Biological Sciences. Registration is required and the deadline is June 25th. The program begins June 27th at NKU and includes an overnight Friday June 28th at Big Bone Lick State Park, ending June 29th back at NKU. For further information please call (859) 572-5600 or Email:



 On our calendar: The Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy is holding the fourth annual Fort Thomas Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd and 12-5 p.m. Sunday, June 23rd.This year’s tour features a look at seven Fort Thomas gardens, including goldfish ponds, waterfalls, statuary, and river views and a variety of plants and trees.The gardens included on the tour will be revealed the morning of the event in Tower Park, where volunteers will be on hand to give out tour maps.For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the website. All proceeds from the tour support the conservancy’s efforts to preserve and protect the wooded hillsides of Fort Thomas.