BioBlitz is Coming to San Juan Island

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Grab your magnifying glass and explore nature in San Juan Island National Historical Park, like never before! On May 20-21, national parks across the country, including San Juan Island, will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced biological survey of a park’s creepers and crawlers, plants and pollinators, mammals and more! The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday with more than 100 BioBlitzes across the country.

During this free event, teams of scientists, naturalists, students and volunteers will discover and document the living creatures in the park. Get pumped for the BioBlitz starting Friday evening, May 20, at Drive-in at the Fairgrounds: The Big Year with parking beginning at 7:30pm This film is FREE OF CHARGE and brought to you by San Juan Island National Historical Park and San Juan County Parks and Fair as part of the BioBlitz weekend extravaganza! For more information about Drive-In at the Fairgrounds, visit their website.

Then join us on Saturday, May 21 for inventories and our Biodiversity and Cultural Festival from 10am to 3pm on the English Camp Parade Ground.

Here’s a snap-shot of our schedule of events:

8 am – Bird Inventory and Workshop
10 am – BioBlitz Dance Flash Mob
10:30 am – Pollinator Workshop
11 am – Pollinator Inventory
11 am – Storytime with the Library
12 pm – Native Plant Workshop
12:30 pm – Plant Inventory
1 pm – Storytime with the Library

10am-3pm – Reef-net Fishing Demonstration and Canoe Rides
10am-3pm – San Juan Island Wildlife
10am-3pm – Willow Weaving Demonstration
12pm-3pm – Marine Invertebrate Touch Tank
2:15-2:45pm – Tales from the Field
2:45-3pm – Closing Ceremony

Visit our website for a detailed list of events and to register, www.nps.gov/sajh.

American Express is the national sponsor of the 2016 National Parks BioBlitz.

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public. Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz and activities go to:

nps.gov/sajh

go.nps.gov/2016bioblitz

natgeo.org/bioblitz

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 5:47 am by

Categories: Around Here, Education, Enviro Corner, Environment, Wildlife

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