CNC 2018 Chicago Wilderness Region: Let's Do This!

​I'd love to get your thoughts and input thinking about events that could be held throughout the ​Chicago Wilderness Region during the City Nature Challenge 2018 (it's just me organizing so far!).

Your level of involvement would of course be entirely up to you (and/or your affiliated organization(s)) but could include:

-​​logging obse​​rvations on iNaturalist using the app or website
-helping other folks identify their observations
-incorporating the CNC/iNaturalist into your already-planned event from nature hikes to restoration -workdays to your science class curriculum during the timeframe
-organizing or attending a mini bioblitz (e.g. 2 to 3 hours)
-documenting invasive species at your stewardship site
-planning a guided nature hike
-organizing an urban prairie pub crawl
-making a list of "WANTED SPECIES" whether invasive species or rarely-seen
-snapping some nature pics on a hike with friends/family
-holding an "identification party" where folks have pizza (and beer) and their laptops open to help -identify plants, animals, and other creatures on iNaturalist
-promoting the CNC/iNaturalist among your audiences with promotional flyers, social media posts, newsletter blasts
-press releases/engaging with the media
-?

So, what are the next steps?

  1. Join the CNC 2018 CW Region email list to stay in the loop and brainstorm ways to collaborate (no commitment required): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cnc-cw-region
  2. Add your events to the CNC 2018 CW Region Events List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i-Irel0Zb6m5RiepWf-KAWK6sglmN6o4JVMWKr09ZP4/edit#gid=0
  3. If your organization is interested in partnering, add its name and logo to this document for promotional materials: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12NoMa0OOoNE9WuhAdkhOwAieQdr75FZyB_-2ocM5jTQ/edit?usp=sharing
  4. Pass along this information to any friends or colleagues that you think might be interested in collaborating or participating

Let's do this!
cassi

Posted by bouteloua bouteloua, February 09, 2018 20:25

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