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BioBlitz

Uncover Nature’s Mysteries

The University Center Gaylord will be hosting the fourth annual Northern Michigan BioBlitz! Exploration Station professionals represent Michigan Geography Alliance, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, Kirtland Community College, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Otsego County Historical Society, Huron Pines, Trout, Otsego County Conservation District, Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society, Kids Outdoors Otsego, and Line-45. 

 

 

Northern Michigan Bioblitz 2018

WHAT IS A BIOBLITZ?

A BioBlitz is part festival, part educational and part scientific event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and community members of all ages work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible

About the Day’s Activities:
Scientists from sponsor organizations will be stationed at various locations at the Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center/Aspen Park to help participants engage in unique research.

This year’s Bioblitz offers family friendly games, art and nature exploration such as:   

  • Face painting.
  • Archery
  • Passport to Nature:  Receive your BioBlitz Citizen Scientist pin.
  • Sign-up for Biodiversity University and earn a Biodiversity Certificate.  
  • Hands on Science Exploration Stations
  • Guided Nature Tours

AND SO MUCH MORE!

 

Gotta Count ‘Em All

Discovery Guides will lead and supervise this photo documentation and data collection blitz. The results form a permanent and valuable snapshot of life at Environmental Learning Center/Aspen Park. Community members and volunteers of all ages are invited to observe nature in action and participate by making their own contributions via iNaturalist while exploring the mysteries of nature. Grab your camera, Smartphone or tablet and come join us.

 

Fun and Games For All!

This year’s BioBlitz offers family friendly games, art and nature exploration such as:
Face painting.
Archery
Passport to Nature: Receive your BioBlitz Citizen Scientist pin.
Sign-up for Biodiversity University and earn a Biodiversity Certificate.
Hands on Exploration Stations
And SO MUCH MORE!

 

Answer the Call and Volunteer:

If you have a passion for conservation and nature stewardship, and have a skill you would like to share, consider volunteering for this exciting event.
For additional information Contact:
Lisa Marie Tobin,
Program Coordinator.
989-705-3700