Tarkine BioBlitz Registration

Join us for our third annual BioBlitz in takayna / Tarkine!

 

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A BioBlitz is a festival of science in nature. In one of the world’s last wild places, takayna / Tarkine, our BioBlitz will discover and record as many living things as possible over several days. BioBlitzes are fun, educational and meaningful to the community, naturalists and scientists alike. This is an event where everyone can explore, learn and contribute to our knowledge of biodiversity.

Tarkine BioBlitz will bring together volunteer scientists, experts, naturalists and members of the public for a weekend of discovery, biodiversity surveys and fun in a truly remarkable place. We will be cataloguing the biodiversity we discover, adding to the scientific knowledge of this region.

The Tarkine BioBlitz will be held over three days, surveys in the field will be held from Friday morning to Sunday lunch time. Arrival at base camp on Thursday is advised if you would like to join the Friday morning surveys. You can join the BioBlitz for all three days or just one day.

We hope you are as inspired by takayna/Tarkine as we are and look forward to having you involved in Tarkine BioBlitz 2017.

 

Click here to book your spot at BioBlitz today!

 

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What is BioBlitz?

The main goals of this event are to survey the biological diversity of the Tarkine and share knowledge about the biodiversity and ecology of the region. We will conduct field surveys at sites covering a variety of Tarkine ecosystems. A central base camp at Riverbend Youth Centre (near Smithton) will provide facilities to share discoveries, identify and collate specimens, database records and, of course, rest and relax after a day in the field.

We see science as a central component to the Bob Brown Foundation campaign for long lasting and secure protection of takayna / Tarkine, including improving our understanding of the biodiversity of the Tarkine region.

 

Who can join in?

Anyone. BioBlitzes are fun, educational and meaningful to the community, naturalists and scientists alike. This is an event where everyone can explore, learn and contribute to our knowledge of biodiversity. Through BioBlitz we will together create a significant resource of biodiversity data and have an opportunity to share knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world and one of the last wild places on the planet, takayna / Tarkine.

 

Where is BioBlitz?

Field sites in the Tarkine we will be visiting include a coast, forest and plains sites. We will travel each day in mini buses and car-pooling each day. We will conduct an intensive field study of three locations in the Tarkine – a coastal region, the plains and forest region.

 

When is Bioblitz?

Tarkine BioBlitz will be held over 72 hours. You are welcome to join us from Thursday 23 Nov to Sunday 26 Nov, or any time in between. On Friday 24 Nov we will be inviting school groups to join the BioBlitz and Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be open to the public to participate. 

 

What about accommodation at BioBlitz?

Our base camp for the duration of the event will be at the Riverbend Youth Centre, approximately 6km south of Smithton, North-west Tas. Accommodation options include motorhome sites, tent camping, dormitories and some more private facilities. Each day we will travel out to explore and discover Tarkine coast, forest and plains locations and regrouping at the base camp each evening to share food, discoveries and stories.

We hope you are as inspired by takayna/Tarkine as we are and look forward to having you involved in Tarkine BioBlitz 2017.

Accommodation at the base camp is dorms with shared bathroom and toilet facilities. There is also room for tents and campervans for camping.

 

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  • commented 2017-11-08 15:53:51 +1100
    Jenny Weber, I went to a Canwest meeting yesterday and wondered if Anton Kole could repeat his demonstration and lecture on the effects of Climate Change at the Tarkine Bioblitz, which could be an evening lecture. It was very well received at Science Week. . His contact details are anton.kole@gmail.com, phone 0425862839,