River Otters are charismatic carnivores and wonderful ambassadors for wetland restoration and conservation efforts. Yet, little is known about their population, range, and seasonal eating habits in the Bay Area. Join Oakland Zoo as we discuss what's new, what needs to be discovered, and how we research elusive, secretive mammals who slide into water and disappear when approached. Megan Isadore, the co-founder of the project, will discuss the project and the role that citizen science plays in this otterly exciting work.
Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Please park in the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the Maddie's Center for Science and Education. Pass through the glass doors on the ground level and enter the lobby.
Contact: Amy Gotliffe
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x122
The River Otter Ecology Project was launched in 2012 and has taken on the challenge of discovering and documenting river otters ecological niche, with the goal of informing land use decisions and preserving habitat for these lively aquatic mammals.