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2. Biodiversity Blitz

Monday, July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Ages 11-15 · Co-Ed
Black Rock Forest 65 Reservoir Rd CornwallNY  12518-2135
Monday, July 13, 2020 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Ages 11-15 · Co-Ed
Black Rock Forest 65 Reservoir Rd CornwallNY  12518-2135

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2. Biodiversity Blitz

Jul 13 - Jul 17 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Ages 11-15

Black Rock Forest

$375.00

Meeting Dates

From Jul 13, 2020 to Jul 17, 2020

Each Monday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Each Tuesday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Each Wednesday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Each Thursday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Each Friday from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

About This Activity

Explore the forest to examine as many species as you can: reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds, plants, mammals, fungi and more. Interesting creatures can turn up in unexpected places. Last summer over 300 species were identified and observed and we hope to beat that number this summer! We will hike in wetlands, stream ravines, ridge tops, meadows and the forest while examining the amazing biodiversity in this part of planet Earth. Students will participate in ongoing scientific research at the forest: surveying birds by sight and sound along an elevation transect; capturing, measuring, weighing, and releasing painted turtles for the turtle project; and identifying and counting invertebrates in a deer exclusion experiment. Students will also engage in daily art projects and cook with wild edible forest fruits and ingredients from our local farm. Participants will leave with an understanding and appreciation of the forest ecosystem, training in plant and animal survey methods, and a clear vision of the benefits of biodiversity and how to protect it on a personal and global scale.

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