RINS workshops are held each year prior to the beginning of the field season to provide training, updates, and pertinent information for new and returning volunteers to successfully master the skills involved in monitoring nesting raptors.
Attending one Spring Workshop is mandatory for both new volunteers and all returning volunteers. Attending the Field Training Workshop is required for all new volunteers, and highly recommended for first and second year volunteers. All returning volunteers are welcome to attend the Field Training Workshop anytime.
The 2018 RINS Workshops will be held on the following dates and locations:
Moab Spring Workshop – January 30, 2018
Monticello Spring Workshop – January 31, 2018
Cedar City Spring Workshop – February 7, 2018
Salt Lake Spring Workshop I – February 24, 2018
Salt Lake Spring Workshop II – March 3, 2018
Salt Lake Field Training Workshop March 10, 2018
This workshop is required for new volunteers. You will receive your assignment and Quad Notebook and receive additional hands-on-training to accomplish the fieldwork RINS volunteers perform. This workshop is great for 2nd year volunteers as well to brush up on their fieldwork skills. All returning RINS volunteers are invited to attend ANYTIME to brush up on your fieldwork skills and raptor ID skills. Plus you are great resources for our new volunteers.
Fillmore Spring Workshop – March 13, 2018
Vernal Spring Workshop – March 20, 2018
Price Spring Workshop – March 27, 2018
GPS Workshop (Salt Lake) – March 17, 2018
Botany Field Trip (Salt Lake) – April 28, 2018
Current volunteers will receive email updates with times and addresses for the workshops.
If you are interested in becoming a RINS Volunteer, visit the Volunteer page (link at top of page) and provide your name and email address and enter any questions or comments, etc. We will be in contact with you to answer any questions, and get you prepared to attend a workshop!