What we're about
If you are interested in our coastal environment this Meetup is for you.
Citizen scientists' collective observations of plants and animals, wherever they're found, are beginning to create an important global record: what biodiversity is found where, how healthy populations are, and what's changing in the environment. By crowd-sourcing this kind of data collection and analysis via the BioBlitz, the citizen science movement helps science to answer some of the biggest questions we face today. (cal academy.org)
If you can use a phone camera you can participate. How?
We will participate in "Citizen Scientist" Projects sponsored by the “California Academy of Sciences Citizen Science” project, the Los Angeles County Coastal Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Sea Grant Program at USC.
And let's create some of our own "BioBlitz" opportunities!
Go to the California Academy of Citizen Scientists (http://www.calacademy.org/citizen-science?gclid=Cj0KEQjwp83KBRC2kev0tZzExLkBEiQAYxYXOjK08lfme3LYZpdgxYU20SNfvL6E6Xxg0fY3L5QWz4gaAsw28P8HAQ) website to learn more about participating in Bioblitz and download the iNaturalist app.
Please take time to review the Meetup Terms of Service (https://www.meetup.com/terms/) which explains your "rights" and "responsibilities as a member as well as Meetups "rights and "responsibilities".
We do not charge dues, but if you would like to donate to our group just click on the "chip in" button on the left of the page. The money will be used to pay our yearly organizer dues which allows me to communicate with you effectively. Whatever you donate will be greatly appreciated!