Let's make Cape Ann's Biodiversity Count!
Join Encyclopedia of Life and Kestrel Educational Adventures for a fun biodiversity survey and trash cleanup at Niles Beach as part of the City Nature Challenge: Boston Area. Part Science - Part Stewardship!
Help us comb the beach for shells, explore the tidepools, look at plankton under microscopes, even snorkel in the eelgrass beds if you're feeling brave! We will be photographing all the living things we find and sharing on the iNaturalist.org app/website so they count for the Boston Area. The City Nature Challenge is a competition among 65 cities around the world to observe the most species in 4 days (April 27-30).
Additionally, Clean Gloucester will provide gloves and trash bags so we can carry on the momentum from the Great Gloucester Cleanup!
Be sure to visit the City Nature Challenge: Boston Area page for more awesome events throughout the weekend!
Let us know you're coming and get updates on our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047911505366128/