Project ASCO Field Training
September 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Project ASCO is a way to get communities, organizations, or individuals in Maine to contribute to scientific research into how much rockweed is there in the state. Asco (Ascophyllum nodosum or rockweed) is a dominant species of Maine’s rocky intertidal and harvested commercially. There is little certainty about how much exists on Maine’s coast and this project aims to investigate just that.
This project aims to collect meaningful data about the natural resources on the coast of Maine. The results will be available to the public and help us understand where and how much rockweed there is. It also gives participants the opportunity to enjoy being in the intertidal zone and discovering the wonders of nature that exist within seaweed beds (crabs, snails and more!)
This training session is to familiarize volunteers with the process and intertidal zone. No experience or gear is required. We do recommend dressing for the weather and wearing closed toed shoes that you are comfortable walking through seaweed beds in. This event will take place on slippery and uneven terrain so be prepared to learn new skills and gain knowledge about coastal Maine.REGISTER