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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Role: Flora and Fauna Biodiversity Species Identification
Organization: Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (can be done from home, outside the home, or at an event)

Help put the City of Saskatoon on the world nature scene for the City Nature Challenge CNC YXE! Using the free iNaturalist app take photos of plants, animals, insects and mushrooms between April 26 – April 29, 2024! Identification phase April 30 – May 5, 2024 Results announced May 6 Saskatoon will compete for the title of the most Biodiverse City. We need your help!

The goals are to engage the public in the collection of biodiversity data, with three awards each year for the cities and areas that makes the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most people.

Whether you’re an avid naturalist or a dog walker, everyone can participate: it’s easy, fun, and will encourage you to get outdoors.

We will be using the iNaturalist digital platform to record observations, under this project. Saskatoon is now registered for the very first time ever to participate in the 2024 event – so we really need your help to highlight the City of Saskatoon area! If you have never used iNaturalist before, it is easy as 1-2-3! We will have virtual zoom webinars before the event, so stay tuned!

When you are at a baseball or soccer game, out for a family walk or picnic, standing at the bus stop, peeking under the cabbage leaves in the garden, find wildlife. It can be any wild plant, insects, mushrooms, animal, fungi, or any other evidence of life (shells, scat, fur, tracks, feathers, nests) found in your neighborhood, home, backyard, or even through your windows. You might be surprised by how many insects thrive in the nooks and crannies around you.

Use the free iNaturalist app anywhere in Saskatoon and area to document wildlife, plants, animals etc, or come to one of the four events. https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/friends-of-the-saskatoon-afforestation-areas-inc-28824890633

The #CNCYXE2024 is hosted by the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas. Join us between April 30 – May 5, 2024 to assist with identifications as we take part in this International initiative to collect information about the wildlife flourishing in Saskatoon and area. For more information see the YouTube CNC YXE

For more information to make observations on iNaturalist see this YouTube Tutorial

What is It? https://bit.ly/48aquWw

To learn about Identifications for iNaturalist https://bit.ly/48sIISM

City Nature Challenge 2024: Saskatoon, SK Défi nature urbaine 

Contact us at friendsafforestation@gmail.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 1 2024    ID: 70133