Media Monday: 5 Ways to Celebrate Citizen Science at Birthday Parties

A couple years ago, I celebrated a milestone birthday at the 2012 BioBlitz.  The BioBlitz took place at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. I’d never been to that part of the U.S. before, and exploring the park was the best way to get a feel for the Rockies. I’ll never forget looking out at the mountains, seeing elk wander in the woods, and learning first-hand how … Continue reading Media Monday: 5 Ways to Celebrate Citizen Science at Birthday Parties

Wrapping up BioBlitz 2012: In Photos!

For those of you who couldn’t join us in Rocky Mountain National Park this past week for BioBlitz 2012, we’re going to narrate our experience to you, in pictures! Here are some of the best, most scenic, and cutest images of the weekend. Enjoy!

Editor’s Note: If you participated in your own BioBlitz over the course of the past weekend, please send us your pictures, or a link to your blog/website, using the comments section below.
LilyLake_Inventory_KarineAigner_003.jpgThis young woman is contributing a valuable find from Lily Lake to the BioBlitz 2012 species inventory, hosted by National Geographic and The National Park Service. Photo courtesy of Karine Aigner, Meet Your Neighbours.

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Finding a Balance Between Technology and Nature

Rule of thumb: When heading to a technology conference, even things out by doing at least one thing outside and away from the technology that permeates our lives.  In my case, the conference is the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Annual Conference. And the doing something outdoors: a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, outside of Denver where the conference is taking place.


Well, I exaggerate. I didn’t throw all technology in the trash bin and head into the Rockies empty-handed. I did bring my iPhone to take photos with and to use the National Geographic Birding app (we identified robins, gray jays, and stellar jays along with the mammalian marmots and pikas identified with the field guide we got from a park ranger).  

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