Nature Nerd Bioblitz: Underwater Robots & Creepy Crawlies | Lake Merritt
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Lake Merritt | 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA
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Wild Oakland Walks
Wild Oakland leads free, fun and educational guided environmental walks for busy urbanites.
They are a 100% volunteer organization, from the guiding committee to the walk leaders who donate their time because of a shared passion for ecology and education.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Lake Merritt Bioblitz | Wild Oakland Walks
Explore America’s oldest wildlife refuge, Lake Merritt, with Nerds For Nature from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, February 22, 2014.
You probably know Lake Merritt as a great place for a walk or a weekend cookout, but it’s also full of wildlife, especially below the water where few of us get to go.
Free, but an RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nerds For Nature are going to play “bioblitz bingo” to try and see how many species they can find in and around this Oakland landmark, so come out and join in to:
- Learn Your Birds: Experience the lake’s wide array of winter migrants before they leave for the arctic. There are few better places than Lake Merritt to get close-up views.
- Explore The Mud Flaps: Roll up your sleeves, get dirty, and meet some of the weird and wonderful creepy crawlies that live in Lake Merritt’s mudflats as they sift through some mud.
- Go Underwater With Robots: The cool folks from OpenROV will be letting people drive their underwater robots, so you can see what the bottom of Lake Merritt looks like.
They suggest you download the iNaturalist app onto your smartphone before the blitz, so you can record your observations and post them directly to the iNaturalist site, where we’ll be able to see what everyone’s finding.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.