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Festival de la Monarca: Come Hike & Learn How You Can be a Community Scientist
September 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tracking the monarch migration is deeply rooted in grassroots, community-based science to gather data in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. During this scientist-led hike at the Ivanhoe South nature preserve in Gary, you will see a monarch-tagging demonstration that supports this collaboration (provided that monarchs are cooperative that day).
Participants will also learn about tools easily used to identify and report species, such as the smartphone app Seek by iNaturalist, a joint Initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.
This hike will also showcase restoration successes at this 53-acre globally rare dune and swale habitat site. Note: the trail is relatively flat and is .6 miles long.
Pre-registration is limited to 20 participants, so confirm your registration today by going to https://forms.office.com/r/zANz7AZeeq. Your registration confirmation will include a map, directions and parking instructions. Note, this is a rain or shine event and will be cancelled only due to certain weather events like predicted lightning.
(For a richer experience, download the Seek App in advance from Google Play or the Apple App Store.)
Sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy in Indiana in partnership with Brown Faces Green Spaces, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Save the Dunes and Audubon Great Lakes.