BioBlitz! Mark your calendars now: May 15 in Chicago.

Hey, Citizen Scientists! Here’s another terrific activity for our  Project Finder. BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of scientists, volunteers, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant and animal species as possible. National Geographic is “helping conduct a BioBlitz in a different park each year throughout the decade leading up to the U.S. National Park Service centennial in 2016.” The next annual National Geographic-National Park Service BioBlitz takes place at the Indiana Dunes BioBlitz, a 24-hour event from May 15 to May 16, noon to noon. The goals of the BioBlitz are “to record as many living organisms in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 24 hours, to increase awareness of the diverse species in this urban setting and to better understand how to protect the natural environment in the future. Chicago Wilderness and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are collaborating in the race to discover and document the 15,000-acre park.”      

“Explorers” of all ages are needed.

PROJECT SNAPSHOT

 Topics: Animals, Birds, Ecology, Environment, Nature

 Location: Chicago, Outdoors

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Fee: No Costs

Gear: No special equipment required

Duration: 24 hours

Suitable for people of all ages!

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  • Ken

    I just found your site through Twitter – and I love it (anyone who features Penn & Teller in their video gets bonus points from me).

    I’d love it if you could check out our video – part shameless commercial, part fun science – if you enjoy Monty Python, you’ll get the reference pretty quickly – http://www.AdventuresOfAna.com

    And, here’s a couple of examples where we’re trying to bring science to some classrooms here in Delaware as well as entertain people with various applications – http://www.analtech.com/analtech-general-manager-demonstrates-chromatography-to-biotechnology-class.html

    http://www.analtech.com/analtech-reveals-green-beer-is-not-green.html

    Let me know what you think – and let me know if there’s any way we can help in your efforts.

    Thanks!

    Ken Grant
    Director of Sales and Marketing
    Analtech, Inc.
    http://www.thinlayer.com
    twitter.com/kengrantde

  • Ken

    I just found your site through Twitter – and I love it (anyone who features Penn & Teller in their video gets bonus points from me).

    I’d love it if you could check out our video – part shameless commercial, part fun science – if you enjoy Monty Python, you’ll get the reference pretty quickly – http://www.AdventuresOfAna.com

    And, here’s a couple of examples where we’re trying to bring science to some classrooms here in Delaware as well as entertain people with various applications – http://www.analtech.com/analtech-general-manager-demonstrates-chromatography-to-biotechnology-class.html

    http://www.analtech.com/analtech-reveals-green-beer-is-not-green.html

    Let me know what you think – and let me know if there’s any way we can help in your efforts.

    Thanks!

    Ken Grant
    Director of Sales and Marketing
    Analtech, Inc.
    http://www.thinlayer.com
    twitter.com/kengrantde

  • Pat

    —–Original Message—–
    From: PMcAtee@sacheminc.com
    To: darcav1@aol.com
    Sent: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:35 am
    Subject: Turtles are cool

    Hi Darlene:

    Saw your blog this morning. We kept
    28 turtles in our basement when I was a kid. Named them after all of our
    favorite teachers.(with really good 19th century names like Wava, Vermadale,
    Marcella, Olva, etc.)

    Marcella used to watch my mother do
    the laundry and then walk away and go eat a bug after she was finished.
    She also used to listen to me practice the trumpet.

    Cheers,

    Pat

  • Pat

    —–Original Message—–
    From: PMcAtee@sacheminc.com
    To: darcav1@aol.com
    Sent: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:35 am
    Subject: Turtles are cool

    Hi Darlene:

    Saw your blog this morning. We kept
    28 turtles in our basement when I was a kid. Named them after all of our
    favorite teachers.(with really good 19th century names like Wava, Vermadale,
    Marcella, Olva, etc.)

    Marcella used to watch my mother do
    the laundry and then walk away and go eat a bug after she was finished.
    She also used to listen to me practice the trumpet.

    Cheers,

    Pat

  • Just learned about your blog through Twitter, and it’s awesome! Your post is a great shout-out for BioBlitz, and we are excited to also be co-sponsoring the event and promoting it across the Chicago region. I’m excited to go and species count for the full 24 hours (yikes!), and I hope to see other scientists and science enthusiasts there! Chicagoans can learn more on our website as well, http://www.sciencechicago.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=9569&topic=.

    Happy investigating!
    Rabiah

  • Just learned about your blog through Twitter, and it’s awesome! Your post is a great shout-out for BioBlitz, and we are excited to also be co-sponsoring the event and promoting it across the Chicago region. I’m excited to go and species count for the full 24 hours (yikes!), and I hope to see other scientists and science enthusiasts there! Chicagoans can learn more on our website as well, http://www.sciencechicago.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=9569&topic=.

    Happy investigating!
    Rabiah