WRI BEAR STUDY 2021
Overview:
As part of a longitudinal study of black bears in the wild, The Wildlife Research Institute in Ely, MN has placed a camera in a black bear den, affording researchers and the public a virtual view of how bears behave during hibernation. Den watchers will record data minute-by-minute to capture critical information for researchers - date, time, temperature, disturbances, precipitation, bear activities, and bear vocalizations.

Duties:
1) Sign up for one-hour observations (2 or more times per week preferred but not required).
2) Observe a web cam in the den of a black bear in one-hour increments.
3) Record minute-by-minute data on an Excel spreadsheet.
4) Email spreadsheet to the den watch coordinators as an attachment weekly.
5) Write a brief summary of activities during your observation in the online forum.

Requirements:
1) Access to computer and Internet.
2) Basic mastery of computer functions: e-mail, saving files, attaching files/documents to email,
entering information on a spreadsheet
3) Basic proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel.
4) Ability to operate in U.S. Central Standard Time zone.
5) Reliable, self-motivated, and able to follow-through independently.

Time Commitment: One-hour increments, preferably a minimum of two days per week if possible.
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