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Columbus Park Bioblitz 2019

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Columbus Park

5701 West Jackson Boulevard

Meet behind the Refectory

Chicago, IL 60644

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Join the Columbus Park 2018 Bioblitz! Bring your sense of curiosity and a smartphone (or other camera). You do not need to be an expert. The goal is to record as many living organisms as possible in a limited timeframe. Bioblitzes are a wonderful citizen science opportunity because your records/observations will be used by scientists.

To get the most out of the Bioblitz, we recommend installing the iNaturalist App and practice using it before the event. Here is a short video demonstrating use of the app: https://vimeo.com/162581545. Having the app on your smartphone makes taking pictures and recording data extremely simple. If you have a Macro lens for your smartphone, that's helpful for smaller organisms.

Please be sure to join our iNaturalist project: Columbus Park Bioblitz 2019.

Other cameras will need to have the data downloaded from the memory card, and uploaded to iNaturalist and added to the project later. You can upload through your iNaturalist account later.

If you are an expert in an area, please join us or help with verifying observations at a later date.

Families are encouraged to participate. It is a fun learning opportunity. We need the curiosity of the children. :) They often are the best observers!

Schedule: Please select the free tickets below. We've segmented the Bioblitz so that you can decide the "crew" in which you would like to be included. Please meet behind the Refectory at the appointed time.

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Birds with the Gyllenhaal family

9:30 AM-12:00 PM: Plants, soil life, mushrooms, insects

11 AM-2 PM: Trees with Openlands Treekeepers

12:30 PM-2 PM: Aquatic Life

Please dress for the weather! Boots and reusable water bottles are recommended.

Can't make it on that day? If you make any observations at Columbus Park during the City Nature Challenge time frame from April 26 to April 29, 2019, you can still contribute to our data! :) Simply make sure you upload your observations to our iNaturalist project: Columbus Park Bioblitz 2019.

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5701 West Jackson Boulevard

Meet behind the Refectory

Chicago, IL 60644

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