April 21, 2019

March 01, 2019

Border BioBlitz

Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd and 3rd, 2019

Location: Tijuana Estuary – Border Field State Park.

Survey date: Saturday, March 2nd.

Team leader and email: Lauren Marino Perez, lmperez@sdnhm.org; Sula Vanderplank, sula.vanderplank@gmail.com.

Organization: San Diego Natural History Museum and Botanical Community Development Initiatives.

Logistic information: Meet at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center in Imperial Beach at 8:00am and at 12pm for quick on-site iNaturalist training and orientation. We will break into smaller groups from there and head into areas in Border Field State Park and Tijuana River Estuary.

More info: Partake in the BioBlitz for as little or as long as you would like. You MUST attend the orientation and sign a liability waiver to participate. All ages welcome! Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Stay for as long or as little as you would like.

*In the event of significant rainfall, BioBlitz surveys at Border Field State Park will be cancelled due to sewage-contaminated floodwaters. Trails at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center are not affected by contaminated floodwaters.

What to bring: CLOSED-TOE SHOES/BOOTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS PROJECT. Pants and long-sleeved shirts are highly recommended. Be sure to bring your smartphone, enough water, lunch and sun protection. It is very important that all participants have the iNaturalist app downloaded to their smart phone and that it has enough battery for taking photographs the whole day, or you can carry an extra storage device. You can join the Border Blitz iNaturalist project once you have downloaded the app: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/border-bioblitz-bioblitz-de-la-frontera.

Event website: San Diego Natural History Museum event website, https://www.sdnhm.org/calendar/2019-border-bioblitz/.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/600536127054300/.

Evenbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/border-bioblitz-8am-11am-tijuana-river-nerr-visitor-center-tickets-56094307584?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing.

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February 06, 2019

iNaturalist Training: Become a citizen scientist!

This amazing opportunity is offered in conjunction with the San Diego Natural History Museum in preparation for this year’s City Nature Challenge. This presentation will include speakers from California State Fish and Wildlife, San Diego Natural History Museum, and Cabrillo National Monument. Each speaker will focus on how iNaturalist is used at their perspective wildlife refuge or national park/monument!


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February 04, 2019

How to Take Better Photos for iNaturalist

Three tips for taking better photos for iNaturalist.


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iNaturalist Instructions

This app allows citizen scientists to make observations with just the snap of a picture. iNaturalist helps you identify any plant or animal you come across anywhere you go!


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