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Riparian Preserve Bioblitz

Event Type: Family
Age Group(s): Family - All Ages, Adults, Teens
Date: 12/1/2018
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 Join us for a bioblitz in Gilbert's own Riparian Preserve. Enjoy a fun outdoor event with other nature lovers in your community while locating as many plant and animal species as possible. This is an exciting citizen science event, open to adults and families with children ages 5+. All skill levels welcome. Let's get outside and explore!

Bring a smartphone or a digital camera to document species if possible. Don't have either? No problem! Join us and we will pair you up with those who have them. If using a smartphone, you can download the iNaturalist app to upload observations easily.

Remember to also bring water, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. Dress for the weather. Most of all bring your curiosity and enthusiasm!

We will be joined by local experts who will help identify species and know the area.

To make contribute your findings to scientific research, you will need to take the following steps.
1. Go to and create an account. Write down your email user name and password for step 3.
2. Go to, download the app on your mobile device. You can also access the website on a computer to upload digital image files.
3. Return to to sync your iNaturalist user name to your SciStarter "Account Settings" (left-side of webpage).
a. Once you are logged into, click on "Account Settings" and scroll down the webpage until you see "Affiliation Integration"
b. Under "Your iNaturalist Username" enter the username created for iNaturalist.
c. Click on the "Save Changes" button. Your project contributions from iNaturalist will now be synced with SciStarter, and you will be credited for each contribution in your SciStarter dashboard moving forward. After the BioBlitz, go to your SciStarter dashboard to find new, recommended projects to try!
Library: Southeast Regional    Branch location
Location: Shakespeare Room
Registration Ends: 11/30/2018 at 5:00 PM
Contact: Jennifer Gallagher
Contact Number: 602-652-3207
Status: Closed

We're sorry. The registration deadline was 11/30/2018 at 5:00 PM.