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BioBlitz

Uncover Nature’s Mysteries

The University Center Gaylord will be hosting the fifth annual Northern Michigan BioBlitz!  

Northern Michigan Bioblitz

July 27, 2019

 

WHAT IS A BIOBLITZ?

A BioBlitz is part festival, part educational and part scientific event in which teams of volunteer professionals, 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:
Representatives from sponsor organizations will be stationed at various locations at the Gaylord Community Schools Learning Center/Aspen Park to help participants engage in unique nature activities.

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

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

AND SO MUCH MORE

Register by July 26, 2019 and automatically be entered into a drawing to win a prize donated by White Birch Outfitters.  Must attend the event to be eligible to win. 

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.
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!

Calling All Educators

This year’s event will provide an opportunity for teachers and informal educators to learn about the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry process,  and how this can be used in your classroom.  In addition to learning the steps to this place based learning framework, you will recieve hands-on practice within the context of Bioblitz, meet community partners who can support your efforts, and complete the first phase of the National Geographic Educator Certification.   REGISTER NOW

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