National Geographic Great Nature Project Gaylord Dendrology Booth

Date: July 25, 2015 - July 25, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Treetops Project Nature, 4440 Whitmarsh Rd, Vanderbilt, MI 49795
Contact: Julie Crick, crickjul@msu.edu

Join MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator, Julie Crick to learn more about dendrology at the Great Nature Project Event in Gaylord. Julie will be on hand with a booth.

The Great Nature Project is a worldwide celebration of our planet’s natural wonders and a huge scientific undertaking to document the Earth’s incredible biodiversity.  University Center Gaylord invites people of all ages to help National Geographic contribute to our understanding of the diverse life in northern Michigan.

Whether hiking, exploring or just enjoying your lunch break, we encourage you to look for living organisms, snap pictures of them and upload the pictures to the Great Nature Project website. Attendees can enjoy various hands-on science stations, with professional instructors, to collect and upload plant and animal information to a global  database.

Rain or Shine!! See it. Snap it. and Upload it. What will you discover? Participants with smart phones can download the http://www.iNaturalist.org app to record observations. Complete all work stations to earn a Citizen Scientist pin and certificate!

So get outside, explore, connect, and join us for a project as big as the world itself.

The fee is $10 per person or $35 per family. Children age 4 and under are free. Come for a few hours….or spend the whole day to enjoy this unique family friendly experience in our beautiful outdoors!

About the Day’s Activities:
Scientists from sponsor organizations will be stationed at various locations at Treetops Project Nature to help participants engage in unique research that includes:
        Nature Meets Technology
        Pond Ecology
        Bird Studies
        River Investigation
                  AND SO MUCH MORE!

Work station professionals represent Central Michigan University, Michigan Geographic Alliance, Dow, Department of Environmental Quality, Americorps, Huron Pines, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MSU Extension, NE Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship, Sea Grant Michigan and Otsego County Historical Society.

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