Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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BioBlitz 2018: Understanding the Diversity and Interconnection of Life

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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One event on September 22, 2018 at 8:00am

BioBlitz pairs scientists and expert naturalists together with people of all ages to study the wildlife, plants and biodiversity at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve, a beautiful 60-acre preserve containing a stream, pond, wetlands, forest, and open meadow. The annual event is free and open to all ages, allowing participation in any one of the many hourly walks that will occur over the two-day schedule. No special expertise required. Come for your favorite walk or for the entire time. One will learn about the diversity of life and how each species plays a role in the success of another. Last year nearly 300 species were identified!

Using your smartphone or camera you’re invited to help scientist/naturalists catalogue and photograph the species in the preserve. Interested parties attend a pre-BioBlitz data collection training, by registering with

A “base camp” tent will offer a place to gather, relax, peruse guide books, play bioblitz bingo, collaborate, discuss finds, compile data, and on Friday evening there will be a gathering with

The BioBlitz brings scientists, naturalists and the public together in a picnic atmosphere to discover and record as many of the living organisms in an area as possible and to understand the network of interrelationships between them.


September 21
9:00 am - 9:30 pm


Thorn Preserve
55 John Joy Rd.
Woodstock, NY 12498 United States
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