Cross-Cultural BioBlitz with Youth Circle - theHumm July 2021
Cross-Cultural BioBlitz with Youth Circle - theHumm July 2021
Submitted by Joanna Jack
Youth Circle for Mother Earth (YCME) will be hosting a youth-led BioBlitz across Ontario, online and on-site at the local Plenty Canada headquarters over a two-week period during the month of July. A BioBlitz is an event that involves searching for and identifying as many species as possible over a short period of time. Not only will this event be a fun and exciting way to contribute to crowd-sourced western science, but participating youth will also be contributing to Indigenous-led knowledge and conservation.
Here the key events occurring over the duration of the YCME Bioblitz:
Youth participants will be provided guidelines and resources to begin identifying species in their area from July 9 to July 25.
On July 15 from 7–9pm, Indigenous Ecologist Gary Pritchard will provide an online orientation on how participants can apply Two-Eyed Seeing to the BioBlitz, bringing the best of Indigenous knowledge and western science.
On July 24, an in-person field day will be held at Plenty Canada headquarters for a limited number of pre-registered participants to ensure for Covid safety.
An online closing and wrap-up will follow on August 5 from 6–8pm.
YCME is a cross-cultural network of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders becoming lifelong ambassadors for nature and conservation. This network is facilitated by local Indigenous-led organization Plenty Canada, as well as Ontario Nature, Walpole Island Land Trust, and the Indigenous Environmental Institute at Trent University.
About Plenty Canada
Plenty Canada is a registered non-profit organization that facilitates access to and shares resources with Indigenous peoples and other community groups around the world in support of their environmental protection and sustainable development goals. At Plenty Canada we recognize that people are part of the environment and that we sustain healthy lives only when the environment as a whole is healthy. For us, the environment and the biodiversity of our environment is a precious treasure we need to protect.
For more information and to register, please visit plentycanada.com .
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