If you are looking for opportunities to volunteer, and educate, or explore Seabrook Island, SC before the Master Naturalist Conference in October, please consider helping out with the first ever St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center Bioblitz.
If you are unaware of what a “Bioblitz” is, the goal is to identify as many organisms on the property as possible within the time period – midnight through till 5pm on APRIL 25th, 2015. They are doing this in conjunction with Seabrook Island Community, and local college biology/botany departments and will allow the public to come and view biologists at work with their dissecting scopes, and other instruments.
If you wish to help out, they are looking for teams of amateur and professional botanists, entomologists, herpetologists, mycologists, lichenologists etc… You get the drift. In addition to that, they are in desperate need for a support team from 8am through till 5pm, willing to help catalog findings, brew coffee, educate the public when they visit to observe or participate. If you are unable to volunteer the full day, then they would welcome help even if just for a couple of hours.
They are excited about the potential impacts of this event. These endeavors can turn in to wonderful public awareness and education opportunities, and the findings will also help St. Christopher in determining best management practices for their campus and surrounding maritime forest.
Please feel free to call David Gardner, Director of Environmental Education at (843-737-2729) or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, or have any questions.