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BioBlitz

Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz

Due to COVID 19, the official BioBlitz will “pause” for fall 2020.

….in the meantime…

 

Consider a “backyard” BioBlitz while we wait for the official BioBlitz to return! 

Click Here for ideas from iNaturalist!
Click here for Shutterbee to practice photographing bees!
Click here for connecting kids to nature at Cornell University (home of the bird project!)
Click here for the Cornell Feeder Watch!
Click here for STL Audubon Society Bird Checklist!
Click here to order seedlings of native trees from Missouri Department of Conservation!

 

 

CITIZEN SCIENCE at its BEST!

Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids!  Study the biodiversity in your own backyard!  Go to iNaturalist to learn more!

 

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CELL PHONES FOR SCIENCE!

BioBlitz data is recorded into iNaturalist.

Upload the APP!  Click here for helpful iNaturalist tutorial videos!

Teacher Tip!  Click here for iNaturalist teachers guide!

 

 

 

 

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Great Family Adventure!

Everyone is welcome to join in this Citizen Science project.  No experience necessary!

Go to iNaturalist to learn more!

 

Families Welcome!

Families Welcome!

Explore!

Explore the biodiversity in your own backyard!

 

Nematocampa resistaria Photo Credit: Robert Marquis, Ph.D.

Nematocampa resistaria
Photo Credit: Robert Marquis, Ph.D.

 

Discover!

From the Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz at Emmeneger Park:

“…the Nematocampa resistaria, the so-called horned span worm.  I have seen it just once previously on Missoui oaks, my primary focus.  As you can see from the photo, it is quite distinctive, with four dorsal filaments, that can extend out and then be drawn in, depending on how much you pester it.  We have looked at literally 10’s of thousands of caterpillars since 1993, and this is the first that we have seen since then.”
-Robert Marquis, Ph.D.

 

 

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TEACHERS!

Would you like information on leading a BioBlitz at your school?
Click here for BioBlitz A Guide For Teachers!

Due to Covid 19, BioBlitz will “pause” for Fall 2020

“This was an amazing opportunity; these hands-on activities inspired a level of
student engagement that I have never experienced before”

-6th grade teacher

 

Led by the Academy of Science – St. Louis, partners include:

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BioBlitz questions – contact Peggy James Nacke
314-533-8291 or peggyn@academyofsciencestl.org

 

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