Training Opportunities

The City Nature Challenge: Bonner County (CNCBC) will be here before you know it! Flyers have been distributed to a number of places throughout the county. Lots of great training sources are available on this page, and the Facebook Page (in the About Section).

In addition to those, here is a list of upcoming Zoom trainings that will be recorded, then available via links once they are online:
1) The CNC organizer down in Boise, Kristin Gnojewski, will be offering online iNaturalist training to the Boise area on 4/7/21 (Intro to iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge), and 4/14/21 (Intro to the City Nature Challenge and to Adding Identifications in iNaturalist).
2) The Pend Oreille Chapter of the Idaho Master Naturalists will offer trainings on 4/7/21 (The City Nature Challenge and iNaturalist Basics) and 4/14/21 (Adding Identifications to iNaturalist).
3) The Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society will have a Zoom program titled: “City Nature Challenge 2021: Bonner County” on 4/24/21.
4) Dr. Jim Ekins of IDAH2O is scheduled to come up and do a demonstration at the WaterLife Discovery Center (2100 Lakeshore Dr., Sandpoint) on 4/30 at 10AM. We should get to ID some macros!
5) The CNC organizer over in Red Lodge, MT, Courtney Long, is planning to record an insect collecting training as well. TBA.
6) Finally, here is a link to the FAQs document that has a lot of great information:
https://www.calacademy.org/cit.../city-nature-challenge/FAQs

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Reminder, the City Nature Challenge is a international BioBlitz which, this year, will have almost 400 locations participating. Here is a link to see them all:
https:// citynaturechallenge.org/city-list-2021/

The official organizers will be tallying the results in three categories: Most Observations, Most Species, and Most Participants, with the totals available on 5/10/21.

The organizers of the Bonner County, Boise and Red Lodge are having a mini competition to see who can get the most participants per population in the challenge area. The winning challenge will get a trophy which is being designed by an artist in Red Lodge. It will be kept for an entire year until the CNC 2022.

Stay tuned for more information about the trophy, and about prizes that will be awarded to participants of the CNCBC.

Posted by geogehrig geogehrig, March 22, 2021 19:56

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