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North Carolina' Great Smoky Mountains National Park To Hold Salamander Citizen Scientist Day

September 6, 2018



If you live near the Appalachian Highland Science Learning Center in North Carolina, or will be in the area September 22, considering taking part in a salamander monitoring and research event sponsored by the Haywood Waterways Association and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The event is free for Haywood Waterways Association members and $5 for non-members. 

red salamander

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Red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber).

Participants will be guided by salamander experts as they locate, identify, weigh, measure, and then release any salamanders that they finding during the expedition. A short, moderate to strenuous hike is required to reach the salamander research plot where salamander data is collected for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is said that there are more salamanders in the region by weight than all the mammals and birds that call the area home combined.

The region in which the event will take place is home to 30 salamander species, in what is known as the Salamander Capital of the World. 


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The event is part of a series of outdoor hikes, lectures, and paddle tours  organized under the  Haywood Waterways “Get to Know Your Watershed” educational programs. These events educate the public about the importance of the local waterways and how the organization works to improve and maintain these important ecosystems. 

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