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!
When do I get gear? We send out one gear kit per team and we send it to the designated team leader. The team leader was the first person to apply for the project. If you are a team member, you likely got a link to sign up for the project from your team leader. Once the team leader completes the online training and signs a waiver, we'll send the gear kit!
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!