Bioblitz: Rock Springs Run
Oct
12
8:00 AM08:00

Bioblitz: Rock Springs Run

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Fun in Florida!

Join us for our annual bioblitz for the opportunity to hike with experts, experience wild Florida, and learn about our conservation work.

WHAT'S A BIOBLITZ?

Participants come together to find, count, and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as they can spot!

WHERE IS THIS EVENT TAKING PLACE?

Our bioblitz will be hosted at Rock Springs Run State Reserve in Central Florida.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Everyone! We will have activities throughout the day that are designed to be fun and informative for families, community groups, and people of all ages and abilities. A smartphone is required to participate in the species cataloging activities but not needed to enjoy learning about and experiencing natural Florida.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The event is free, but park entry fees may apply. If you would like to make a donation to Conservation Florida to help support our exciting work to protect natural lands in Florida, we'd love the partnership!

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?

Plan as you would for any daylong adventure in the great outdoors. Some of the activities are guided hikes that require a considerable amount of walking on trails that might be difficult to navigate. Some activities occur near the water. You may encounter a variety of wildlife, including: snakes, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, tortoises, birds, and butterflies. You should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing, and water. You will also want to check the weather and download a map to your location ahead of time in case cell service is not available along your route.

HOW DO I RECORD WHAT I SEE?

If you haven't already done so, please download the iNaturalist app to your smartphone. This app allows you to record your observations directly to Conserve Florida's bioblitz project. Please visit the iNaturalist tutorials for more information and join our iNaturalist project here. Select the location where you plan to participate and record your findings on the day of the event! You can also share your experience on social media using #flbioblitz.

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

We're here for you. Reach out to us at info@conserveflorida.org. We will also call you and email you periodically as the event date approaches.

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Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Cruise for Conservation

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Cruise for Conservation along the St. Johns River on the five-story Rivership Barbara Lee!

Enjoy chef-prepared cuisine, live onboard entertainment, endless scenic beauty, and climate-controlled comfort all while supporting conservation in Florida.

The evening will begin with onboard networking, bidding on silent auction items, participating in raffles and other activities, and enjoying beverages and hors d’oeuvers. The program and the opportunity to impact conservation will follow a delicious dinner. Finally, dance, socialize, and enjoy the scenic beauty as we cruise down the St. Johns!

An exciting and unique fundraising event celebrating the achievements of, and providing support for, Conservation Florida. Donors and partners like you sustain and strengthen the conservation initiatives of Conservation Florida and advance our mission to protect wild, wonderful Florida. Come dine and cruise the night away with us!

About Conservation Florida: we're saving land, for nature, for people, forever. With a focus on protecting wildlife, water, and lands that provide community benefit or build on existing conservation lands, we're leading a strong conservation initiative throughout the state of Florida.

In fact, the large, statewide projects we target have global significance and will help protect some of the rarest habitats and species in the world.

To date, we have worked with private landowners, governmental agencies, and partnering nonprofits to protect over 25,000 acres. We are currently leading protection projects totaling over 175,000 acres

Join Us: November 22, 2019- Boarding begins at 6pm, cruise departs at 6:30 and arrives at 9:30. Purchase tickets below!

Interested in Sponsoring? Let’s Cruise!

Check out our Sponsor & Partner Opportunities here.

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BIOBLITZ: Counting on the Corridor
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

BIOBLITZ: Counting on the Corridor

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REGISTER HERE

BECOME A SPONSOR

Join us for our statewide bioblitz for the opportunity to hike with experts, experience wild Florida, and learn about the Florida Wildlife Corridor!

What's a bioblitz?

Participants come together to find, COUNT, and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as they can spot! You can learn more by watching this short video

Where is this event taking place?

Our bioblitz will be hosted in three different locations across the state: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Alexander Springs Recreation Area, and Kissimmee Prairie State Park. Please register for the location that you want to attend by clicking on the "Details" tab on Eventbrite.

Who should attend?

Everyone! We will have activities throughout the day that are designed to be fun and informative for families, community groups, and people of all ages and abilities. A smartphone is required to participate in the species cataloging activities but not needed to enjoy learning about and experiencing natural Florida.

How much does it cost?

The event is free, but park entry fees may apply. If you would like to make a donation to Conservation Florida to help support our exciting work to protect natural lands in Florida, you may donate here.

How should I prepare?

Plan as you would for any daylong adventure in the great outdoors. Some of the activities are guided hikes that require a considerable amount of walking on trails that might be difficult to navigate. Some activities occur on and in the water. You may encounter a variety of wildlife, including: snakes, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, tortoises, birds, and butterflies. You should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing, and water. You will also want to check the weather and download a map to your location ahead of time in case cell service is not available along your route. 

How do I record what I see?

If you haven't already done so, please download the iNaturalist app to your smartphone. This app allows you to record your observations directly to Conserve Florida's bioblitz project. Please visit the iNaturalist tutorials for more information and join our iNaturalist project here. Select the location where you plan to participate and record your findings on the day of the event! You can also share your experience on social media using #flbioblitz.

What if I have more questions?

We're here for you. Reach out to us at info@conserveflorida.org. We will also call you and email you periodically as the event date approaches.

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