On Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., all are invited to join the Environmental Science Center (ESC) and the City of Burien at Seahurst Park for the first ever “Bioblitz” event!

Help document which species of plants and animals are present at the park during one snap-shot in time.

“This event will help us better understand what animals to expect in this habitat and track changes over time,” organizers said.

Anyone can participate and become a community scientist!

Here’s what you do:

  • Take a walk anywhere in the park during regular open hours, take photos of the plants and animals you see, and upload them to the iNaturalist app or website under the ESC Seahurst Bioblitz 2024 project.
  • Stop by during the hours of 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to get help from ESC staff identifying organisms, learn about the low tide creatures, and find resources to help you become a community scientist.
  • We’ll be at the front of the park and on the beach during low tide; just look for the brown vests.
  • You do not have to know how to identify any organisms to participate!
  • By uploading photos to iNaturalist, you allow other community members and scientists to identify organisms for you.

“It is a lot of work for one scientist to cover an entire park to document as many organisms as they can. But by utilizing community science, you all can help inform and increase our understanding of this local habitat.”

Learn more by clicking below: 

https://bit.ly/4cJUw68

For questions, accommodations, and more information reach out to our Community Engagement Manager at katy@environmentalsciencecenter.org.

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