- Visit www.inaturalist.org on your computer, or download the iNaturalist app from your app store onto your mobile device.
- Create an account (free).
- Become a member of the 2021 [your region] Great Lakes BioBlitz (CGLL) project by navigating to that project and clicking on the “join” button.
- Become a member of the 2021 [your region] (CGLL) “umbrella” project by navigating to that project and clicking on the “join” button.
- Start making observations!
A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding, identifying, and recording as much biodiversity as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. The Sea Grant Great Lakes BioBlitz is an event in collaboration with members of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and the Sea Grant Center for Great Lakes Literacy.
This is an opportunity for people in the Great Lakes region (i.e., Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, Canada) to collectively observe and compare and share the biodiversity they find in their communities. Teachers, educators, students, families, and anyone interested in environmental literacy is encouraged to participate. Contact Marte Kitson for more information.
Photo credit: M. Thoms