Friday, September 23
(The morning is designated for registered schools. If you are interested in bringing your 4th grade class to the BioBlitz, then please contact Courtney Long at firstname.lastname@example.org)
9:30-10:00 am Students arrive at Pink Beds, bathrooms
10:00 am Welcome to the Cradle of Forestry in America in amphitheater
10:15-11:15 Rotation 1*
11:20-12:20 pm Rotation 2*
*Rotation A: Surveys out in the field and learning how to identify plants and animals, 1 hour; iNaturalist uploads to “Pink Beds BioBlitz” project
*Rotation B(1): rocks and minerals with Pisgah Forest Gem Mine, 20 minutes
*Rotation B(2): pollinators with Devin Gentry, 20 minutes
*Rotation B(3): Migration-Risky Business game, 20 minutes
12:30pm-1:00pm Students eat lunch and head back to school. Any schools who have time are invited to walk over to the Forest Discovery Center and do a self-guided walk one of the trails
6:00-6:30pm EVENT BEGINS with welcome and orientation to the bioblitz and how to use iNaturalist app.
6:30pm-9:30 Concurrent Evening Walks:
*Mist netting and bat walk
*General evening walks for nocturnal life.
*Moths and nocturnal insects at Picnic Area (white sheet display)