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bioblitz & beyond
Tuesdays- June 29- July 27
Join us to participate in this month-long learning adventure that combines local area bioblitz events with weekly webinar lunch-ins to deepen your understanding of the natural world and how contributions to community science platforms lead to conservation of our natural world.
What is a bioblitz?
A bioblitz is the documentation of living things in a given area. Multiple conservation organizations are hosting bioblitz collection sites on local properties across the state. The documentation is accomplished by taking a photo of a living thing and uploading the pictures into the designated iNaturalist project for that location. It's easy! All you need is an iNaturalist account, a camera and a wifi or cell connection in the field or at home for uploading!
What are Community Science webinar lunch-ins?
Each Tuesday at noon, from June 29 through July 27 join us for a one-hour webinar focused on a particular flora or fauna and the reporting platform for community science observations related to that particular suite of species. We will also feature a short presentation from a scientist who uses the data from the featured platform in their research.
The land is alive Art Walk
@ Chocolay Bayou Preserve
August 20, 21, & 22
Five years ago, the Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy completed its $165,000 fundraising goal and officially opened the Preserve. This year, we will celebrate its 5th Birthday with our first annual Bayou Art Walk, Friday, August 20 through Sunday, August 22.
Call to artists
The Art Walk will be a celebration of the natural beauty and community space provided by the Bayou. Artists of all media suitable to show in the woods, who have theme-fitting art, or are inspired to create new pieces for the theme, are encouraged to apply for a site in the Art Walk by submitting an application and work samples to no later than July 30.
The public will be invited to hike the Bayou, take part in a community art project, and visit with and support exhibiting artists throughout the Preserve!
For more information and a full list of guidelines, please click here. To apply to be a part of the Art Walk, please fill out the application attached on the preceding link, or fill out the online form here