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Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association - BioBlitz Event

Friday, Mar 12, 2021 by Emily Sellards

The Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is hosting a virtual BioBlitz competition from March 17th to April 26th using the iNaturalist app. The cost to register is $10 per person and there are prizes for winning teams.

The Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association (FiWGSA) at Virginia Tech's CNRE is hosting a virtual BioBlitz competition for people to get out into nature and identify a bunch of different critters!
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Registration Fee - $10 per person 

(paid by team captain over Venmo or other means coordinated with the project coordinators) - more information will be emailed to participants once registration is processed
  • BioBlitz will be running from March 17th to April 26th
  • Teams of up to 3 people will use the iNaturalist app (or on the website) to log different critter observations. FIWGSA 2021 BioBlitz iNaturalist page found at:  https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/fiwgsa-2021-bioblitz
  • You can participate from anywhere (you do not need to be in Virginia)
  • To register a team, fill out this form: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9O0aNQSMwZE0rQy
BioBlitz Team Prizes - Teams with the most overall unique observations
1st place - $100
2nd place - $50
3rd place - $25

BioBlitz Taxa Prizes - Teams with the most unique species of these six taxa groups win custom taxa stickers!
Taxa Groups - Bird, Invertebrate, Plant, Herp, Mammal, Fish,

Please help us spread this event around and forward this announcement (and attached flyer) to any groups or anyone you think would like to participate in a fun BioBlitz! 

Additional donations are also being accepted to support FIWGSA DEI Initiative to purchase binoculars for Humble Hikes, a program supporting Black youth exploring the outdoors in the NRV - More Info here: https://fiwgsa.square.site/product/fiwgsa-dei-initiative-fundraiser/140?cs=true

If you have any question, please feel free to email Project Coordinators - Brogan Holcombe (brogan@vt.edu) or Mikayla Call (mncall@vt.edu)