If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to experience an Adventure Scientists project firsthand in the field, here’s your chance.

Currently, our adventurous volunteers are hiking, biking, running, and climbing to alpine meadows across the western U.S. to catch, photograph, and release backcountry butterflies. These pollinators are indicators of overall biodiversity and will help forestry management throughout the region.

Michelle Toshack, project manager for our Conserving Biodiversity: Pollinators will be showing the world how it works during a LIVE video from the mountains of Montana on the National Geographic Travel Facebook account this Tuesday, August 7, at 2pm Mountain/4pm Eastern. (You can expect the event to last about 20 minutes.)

Adventure Scientists volunteers are taking to alpine meadows across the western U.S. to catch, photograph, and release backcountry butterflies. TheSE POLLINATORS are indicators of overall biodiversity and will help forestry management throughout the region. Photo by Louise Johns

We’ll also be sharing it from Adventure Scientists on Facebook. We hope you can tune in live, but if not, fear not! The archived video will continue to be visible on both accounts afterward.

This is just one piece of Nat Geo’s outreach for the epic Yellowstone Live television event happening this week. The butterflies and wildflowers at the center of our work will bring viewers’ attention from the iconic bison, wolves, and geysers to the smaller things that make up the unique and awe-inspiring Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Join us Tuesday, and help spread the word!

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