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SOS BioBlitz 2017
Sat, May 6, 2017, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Sierra Outdoor School BioBlitz 2017
Join us to collaborate with naturalists and other volunteers to record as many different species of plants and animals that can be found on our campus!
WHEN: Saturday, May 6th at 8 AM-Noon
Birding starts at 5:30 AM (Let us know if you're interested in birding! Previous experience is encouraged.)
WHERE: Sierra Outdoor School at 15700 Old Oak Ranch Road, Sonora, CA
WHY: Create real scientific data to help Sierra Outdoor School understand how California's drought is changing the ecology of the Sierra Nevadas! California's 4-year drought has left trees especially vulnerable to parasites and diseases. This has caused over 60 million trees to die in California's forests just this past year. Ponderosa Pines are especially vulnerable to California's bark beetles. Hundreds of these massive trees were removed from Sierra Outdoor School's campus in 2016. That brings us to our big question: how does the tree die-off affect the creatures that dwell beneath these coniferous giants? That's where you come in! We need volunteers like you to help us find as many species of plants and animals as can be found on our campus. Scientists and naturalists at the event will help with identifying species. The data we collect will then be organized and used as a reference for future studies in the Sierra Nevadas.
Also free continental breakfast and coffee is provided!
If you are interested in this event and want to know more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to engage in a community science project and create real scientific data about the changing ecology of the Sierra Nevadas. So, whether you want to add this to your resume, or just want to have a great time looking for animals outdoors, RSVP now on our EventBrite page!