NYC City Nature Challenge SATURDAY EVENTS

Day 2 of the City Nature Challenge is the busiest day! Events are happening in all five boroughs! There will be two BioBlitzes! See you there!

BRONX

City Nature Challenge, Pelham Bay Park
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 6:00 pm
Host: NYBG
Location: Pelham Bay Park
Description: The Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary and the Hunter Island Marine Zoology and Geology Sanctuary in the northeast Bronx consist of a total of 489 acres of marshes and forests within Pelham Bay Park. https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/pelham-bay-park/highlights/6350
RSVP: no RSVP necessary. Meet at Pelham Bay Park & Split Rock Golf Course parking lot. Trip leader: Daniel Atha (@danielatha)

Arbor Day Hike at Crotona Park
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 11am
Host: Urban Park Rangers
Location: Crotona Park Nature Center (Charlotte Street and Crotona Park East)
Description: Join the Urban Park Rangers for a hike in Crotona Park!

BROOKLYN

Gowanus BioBlitz 2018
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 9am-2pm
Host: Gowanus Canal Conservancy
Location: 2 Second Ave, Brooklyn, 11215 (canal-side stewardship location)
Description: The banks of the Gowanus Canal have proven to be biologically rich, as we've observed in our daily explorations and during our Pilot BioBlitz in 2017. This is a great opportunity not only to see what species can survive and thrive in and adjacent to the canal -a superfund site that suffers both historical pollution and regular CSO events- but to also have baseline observations as the canal is cleaned up. Last year, Gowanus Canal Conservancy recorded 241 observations over 138 species over the few hours of the Pilot Blitz, both by foot and canoe. This year, with your help, we hope to get even more!
RSVP:Want to get involved? RSVP to volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

City Nature Challenge at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 10am
Host: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Location: Environmental Education Center (99 Plymouth St. near the Manhattan Bridge)
Description: Thousands of people all around the world will be observing and recording nature in their cities using the citizen science app, iNaturalist. Join Brooklyn Bridge Park educators for a quick tutorial on using the app, then venture out into the park to discover and catalog the park’s diverse ecology. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring a fully charged smartphone or camera. Downloading the iNaturalist app beforehand is highly suggested.
RSVP: Free event, but RSVP required here: https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/city-nature-challenge

Rooftop Tour at Kingsland Wildflowers
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Host: UNDERSTORY
Location: 520 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Description:Join us at Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Engagement Center for a tour and talk with landscape designer, Marni Majorelle of Alive Structures and project coordinator, Niki Jackson of NYC Audubon. Be sure to document all the visiting pollinators and other critters for the CNC!
RSVP: Free event, but RSVP required here: http://www.understory.co/rooftop-tour-at-kingsland-wildflowers

Nature Exploration: Spring Blossoms
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 1pm
Host: Urban Park Rangers
Location: Fort Greene Visitor Center (Myrtle Ave and Washington Park)
Description: Join the Urban Park Rangers to make observations of everything that's flowering during the CNC!

MANHATTAN

City Nature Challenge in Washington Square Park
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 10am-12pm
Host: Washington Square Park Eco Projects
Location: Washington Square Park, meet at the Garibaldi Statue (east of the WSP fountain)
Description: New York City for the win with your help! Document all the nature* you see in Washington Square Park. All you need is a smartphone loaded with the iNaturalist app to photograph and upload your nature finds. There will be a WSP Eco Projects volunteer and a Macaulay staff person to assist with using the iNaturalist app. When you've finished, loop back to the Garibaldi Statue to learn more about the park's wildlife survey (the park is a birding hotspot) or play nature bingo.
*Does not include pets.

iNaturalist City Nature Challenge @ Randall's Island Park
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 10am-12pm
Host: Randall's Island Park Alliance
Location: Main entrance of Icahn Stadium
Description: Join us to learn about the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that can be found on and around Randall’s Island. Participants will learn how to use iNaturalist to document and identify plants and animals. All of the observations will go towards the City Nature Challenge, a global competition to find out which city in the world can do the most to observe nature.

QUEENS

Forest Park BioBlitz
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 11:30am-5:30pm
Host: Friends of the Queensway, Trust for Public Lands, MELS
Location: Forest Park, Flushing (specific location shared after signing up)
Description: On this Saturday morning, we will gather community members, students, citizen scientists, park enthusiasts, stewards and more to join us as we document plants and wildlife via photographs that will be uploaded to iNaturalist, an app that has logged 8 million verifiable observations of over 146K species over the last 10 years shared by community members across the world. We have the opportunity to contribute such observations in Forest Park that may be used for research purposes. For more info visit: http://thequeensway.org/city-nature-challenge-2018-forest-park/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-nature-challenge-2018-forest-park-tickets-44641660408

Bayswater City Park City Nature Challenge for Kids
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 10a-12p
Host: Jamaica Bay - Rockaway Parks Conservancy
Location: Bayswater Park, meet at the picnic area
Description: Join us as we explore our nature trail and do some nature-related arts and crafts.

Stewardship Spring Weeding Day
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Host: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Location: 34 Meadow Lake Trail, Meadow Lake Boat House, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Description: Environmental stewardship is the caring of natural resources by passionate community members. Help out with some spring weeding and document the critters you find while you do it! For more info: http://allianceforfmcp.org/new-events/
RSVP: free event, but registration is required here: http://allianceforfmcp.org/stewardship

Discovery Walk Around Meadow Lake
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Host: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Location: Meadow Lake Boat House, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Description: Come out and discover what species call Meadow Lake home during the City Nature Challenge! We will be walking along Meadow Lake and taking pictures to identify species using the iNaturalist app! For more info: http://allianceforfmcp.org/new-events/
RSVP: free event, but registration required. To register for the Discovery Walk please email Meghan.Leverock@parks.nyc.gov or call 718.760.6561

Urban Park Rangers Night Tour
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Host: Urban Park Rangers
Location: Pat Dolan Trail, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Description: Come out and join the Urban Park Rangers on a Nature Night hike through Willow Lake during the City Nature Challenge.For more info: http://allianceforfmcp.org/new-events/
RSVP: free event, but registration required here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/rangers

STATEN ISLAND

Nature Photography: Wildflowers
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 11am
Host: Urban Park Rangers
Location:Brookfield Park (Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue)
Description: Join the Urban Park Rangers as they focus on wildflowers in Brookfield Park.

City Nature Challenge iNaturalist Photography Tour
Date: Saturday, April 28,2018
Time: 1pm-3pm
Host: Freshkills Park Alliance
Location:location provided upon registration, there is no public access to the park yet
Description: Join a small group of photographers and naturalists at Freshkills Park in Staten Island, NY to photograph the plants and animals that call the park home. The tour will be led by naturalists affiliated with the park who will bring participants inside the not-yet-opened park to assist in cataloguing its wildlife. We ask that participants download the iNaturalist app to upload photos taken during the tour in order to contribute to New York City’s CNC observation count. This tour is free but pre-registration is required.
RSVP:http://freshkillspark.org/programs/city-nature-challenge-inaturalist-photography-tour

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