A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time, typically over 24 hours. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time.
Often, the experts are joined by interested members of the general public for a community-style bioblitz, which blends scientific inventory, guided educational activities and nature programming so that everyone can contribute to real science, while connecting with nature in a personally meaningful experience.
Experience the amazing natural diversity of Gatineau Park firsthand by participating in species inventory and identification activities led by local experts. From frogs to nocturnal insects, freshwater clams to early morning birds, lichens to spiders, you will discover many new facets of the Park. In addition, our Citizen Science Fair will provide opportunities to find out how you can get involved in ecological monitoring and stewardship projects in Gatineau Park and beyond; and will also feature fun activities for the whole family.
June 10-11, 2017
5 pm (June 10) to 5 pm (June11)
Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec map
Marie-Michèle Dallaire, (819)
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