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Texas Nature Trackers:
Documenting Change for Conservation

June 28, 2018, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Euless City Hall, 201 N. Ector Dr.

[Nature Trackers]All HEB residents are invited to attend the Texas Nature Trackers (TNT) presentation to learn about TNT and its role in the Texas Parks and Wildlife's research and conservation efforts.

As part of the Wildlife Diversity Program, TNT tracks the status of wild populations of plants and animals throughout the state.

Dr. Tania Homayoun will introduce the TNT program and explain how TNT uses the iNaturalist mobile app to support the Wildlife Diversity Program's conservation work on Texas Species of Greatest Conservation Need. She'll discuss TNT projects and data needs, as well as how this framework enables iNaturalist users and bioblitz (living species recording event) participants to be active partners in conservation.

About the Speaker: Dr. Tania Homayoun is a Texas Nature Trackers Biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife. Through TNT, she engages naturalists of all interests and ability levels in collecting citizen science and crowd-sourced data on Texas' unique flora and fauna with a particular focus on species of greatest conservation need. Previously, Tania worked for Audubon Texas, with the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and later the Conservation Science Team as its Urban Conservation Program Manager where she worked to develop and deliver conservation plans, educational programs/trainings, and activities supporting biodiversity and sustainable communities. Tania holds bachelors degrees in Ecology/Evolution/Conservation Biology and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, where she studied the impacts of urbanization on landbird communities. She is an avid birder and always has room for one more native plant in her patio garden.

The event is free, but you must register to attend. Please register online or call 817-685-1821 for more information.