Oakwood BioBlitz

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  Start & End Times
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  Category Living Well, Local Interest
  Age Groups All ages/special, Adult, Children, Teen

 

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Participate in the Oakwood BioBlitz | April 29-May 8

A BioBlitz is a community science effort to record as many species within a designated location and time period as possible. Volunteer participants use iNaturalist and Seek apps (which are free) to observe and identify living things they see.

Videos: Oakwood BioBlitz trailer; Oakwood BioBlitz with Dr. Chelse Prather (16 minute overview with detailed instruction)

Teacher Resources                
FAQs

Nature Scavenger Hunts - Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced

BioBlitz Prize Drawing - Chance to win Nikon 8x42 Prostaff 3S Binoculars - great for birding and nature watching! - Stop by the Library to enter

Sign up for BioBlitz Updates

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How to Participate

  • Download iNaturalist and Seek apps to your phone. Both are free. Seek is kid-safe, easy-to-use, and fun! Seek & iNaturalist are designed to work together
  • Join the "Oakwood BioBlitz" Project in iNaturalist
  • Practice using Seek and iNaturalist apps. Training Available
  • If you don't have access to Seek & iNaturalist, you can still participate by borrowing print identification guides from the library. See FAQs for more details
  • Go outside any time between April 29 and midnight May 8th to observe nature. Take photos and identify the living things you see - plants, animals, and fungi of any kind! Anyone can participate, but observations must occur within the city of Oakwood
  • Share identified observations with Oakwood BioBlitz Project on iNaturalist. You can do this within Seek if you're logged in to your iNaturalist account.
  • Use #OakwoodBioBlitz for social media

Other BioBlitz 2022 Events

The Oakwood BioBlitz was inspired by #PlantWildflowers campaign and the documentary film, My Garden of a Thousand Bees. It was modeled after City Nature Challenge. Special thanks to the library's community partners: Green Oakwood, University of Dayton Insect Ecology Lab, and students from Project Firefly at Miami University. Contact schmidt@wrightlibrary.org with questions.

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Source URL: https://wrightlibrary.org/local/nature/bioblitz