... to everyone who contributed to, participated in and supported BioBlitz 2017!
What an amazing weekend we had in the northern wilds of Cortes Island!
We had some truly WILD moments: rooting and pooting for insects, braving a full-on sou'easter with a beach seine and underwater camera, bioluminescence Avatar style, Blitz Bluff bryophyte crawl and so much more!
Rachel Carson wrote: "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder... he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in..."
Bioblitz 2017 kept the wonder alive...
Professional mentors in entomology, fisheries and bryology, together with educators/ naturalists in the arts & sciences, youth leaders and parents, took Cortes youth by the hand and introduced them to the wonders of the natural world.
We are inspiring a whole new generation to be curious, engaged and mindful of the place we call home...
Imagine... a forest in trust to the children!
BioBlitz 2017 was sponsored by the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society/ FTCCIS. Check us out at www.corteschildrensforesttrust.org