Can I go into the field alone to collect data? Ideally, we’d like you to bring at least one other person when you head out to collect data. This person can assist with collecting auxiliary data (e.g, site observations, GPS points, date, time, photos, etc.), but may not help you collect primary data (e.g., handle specimens). Can I train my friends to collect data? No. Adventure Scientists is solely responsible for the training of each of our volunteers. Your friends may help you take a GPS point or photos, but if they want to be more involved in sample collection, they’ll need to be trained. Please send your friends our way to get trained as official volunteers!
Why can't I sign up for more than one sampling period? Due to equipment limitations, we can only accept a certain number of volunteers per period.
I plan on collecting samples in an area with more than one tree species. Can I collect samples from other species? Stick to collecting ten samples from the species you signed up for. If you wish to collect samples from another species, reach out to us.
I've collected all my samples! What do I do with this increment borer? Please return the increment borer to us. We'll need it to send out the next group of volunteers. Mail the borer to Adventure Scientists 407 W Main St. #8 Bozeman, MT 59715. If you would like to consider shipping costs as a donation, thank you! Otherwise we have an account at FedEx that you can bill directly to us. Our account number is 630075211.