Do you live near a river and are you curious to know what species live there? Or do you have the impression that many people are unaware of its wildlife? Invite a biodiversity expert (or be it yourself) and go explore your home river on the 20th of September. You can do this with your family members or invite a wider community, dependent on your local COVID-19 situation and on what suits you best!
The observations made in your area will be gathered alongside observations of all other Home River Bioblitz participants.
Sounds like fun? Please register your bioblitz through this google form. The form can be edited later so you can start and submit it even when you are not exactly sure yet about the details of your event. Your own Home River Bioblitz will be added to the map at the home page so that people from your area can join, if your local COVID-19 situation allows this.
As a leader, we provide you with a Bioblitz training session and further support. The online training session occured on the 31st of August. You can watch the recording below.
The following guides will help you to organise your COVID-19 Aware Home River Bioblitz.
With this Bioblitz, we aim to better understand how people perceive and appreciate local wildlife, in relation to rivers. We will ask all Home River Bioblitz participants to fill in a short survey before and after the activity. Jens Benöhr, a biology master student from Chile, focuses his research on people’s perceptions related to local ecosystems. This survey will contribute to his research in understanding how citizen-science activities and experiences with wild species change people’s perception towards the natural systems they inhabit.
The first survey will be online very soon!