Lessons in composting

Andover - posted Feb, 15 2013

ANDOVER- The Andover Public Library hosts "CSI (Compost Scene Investigation): Citizen Scientists Making Discoveries about Andover's Backyard Scavengers" on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Composting is an increasingly popular means for households to reduce their contribution to the solid waste stream. However, we know very little about how composting affects the ecology of scavenging wildlife. To address this question, Scott Smedley and his research students at Trinity College have been conducting a field experiment, monitoring wildlife in Andover. This project involves citizen science to engage interested members of the public (including some RHAM students) to identify wildlife in on-line images. Come learn about this study of Andover’s wildlife and bring a laptop or tablet if wish to take part in a hands-on demonstration of the project’s on-line resources (scavengers.trincoll.edu). This program is designed for residents of high school age through adult. Please call Andover Public Library at 860-742-7428 to register for this program, or if you have questions about it.

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