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Colonial World Nature Conservation Day BioBlitz Volunteer Information

General Information

Location

New Quarter Park

1000 Lakeshead Dr,

Williamsburg, VA 23185

  

Click here for a map

  

  

Date & Time

July 20, 2024

8:00 am - noon

Setup starts: 6:00 am

Rain Date

July 21, 2024

8:00 am - noon

Parking

Parking is available at the park but it is limited, so please do you best to carpool on the day of the event to save space for the BioBlitz attendees.

Provided for you

Per organization/group:

  • 1 picnic table with attached benches
    (
    email me for more)

  • Shelter
    (with electricity)

  • Water & snacks

Things To Do
(Things you MUST do are in yellow boxes)

Sign up for your preferred role at the BioBlitz

 

Positions

  • General help:     
    Help with event set up and/or breakdown

  • Taxa identification resource:     
    Stand/walk in the area of the organizational tables and remain available to provide general help on specific taxa and with iNaturalist

  • Walk leader:     
    Take groups on scheduled walks and teach about your taxon as you go.

  • Speaker:     
    Give short scheduled talks

  • Table staff:
    Stand at your organization's booth.

 

Sign up for as many or as few as you want

Organizations

  • If you want to have more than two people at your table - email me the number of additional people requested for each timeslot.

  • If you are not going to have a table, let me know to remove it from the sign-up list.

Join the CWNCD BioBlitz iNauralist Project

Make sure to join the iNaturalist project before you show up to the event, as the cell service is not great at the park. There is a QR Code for the project that included in the Graphics Zip below.

Main Event Webpage

Click to view the e-vite page. Please share this far a wide and feel free to use any of the graphics on this page or on our social media to advertise.

Download and submit the volunteer agreement

 

You must fill out the following sections:

1 - 11     &    13 - 19    &   36

 

Once complete, please email the signed PDF to:  Amanda.Whispell@ColonialSWCD.org.

Important notes:

  • Do not complete the form in the browser - you should download it, complete all required fields, then make sure to resave it

  • Use your surname as the file name

  • The form must be signed using your digital signature in Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader 

 

If you have difficulty with the digital signature, you can learn how to create and insert a digital signature by following these directions

Alternatively, you are also welcome to:

  • Print the completed form, sign it, scan it, and then email it to me (any format, I can convert)

  • Print the completed form, sign it, and bring it to the BioBlitz - but don't forget it, as you cannot volunteer without submitting it.

Read the Colonial SWCD Volunteer Policy

Colonial SWCD has a volunteer policy that all volunteers are required to read prior to their first volunteer experience with the district. Click the link below to view our policy.

CWNCD BioBlitz Graphics

Click to download a zipped folder that contains CWNCD BioBlitz graphics - in case you want to help us market the event.

Park Walks

Schedule

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Bird Walk

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Plant Walk

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Insect Walk

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Bird Walk

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Plant Walk

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Insect Walk

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Bird Walk

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Plant Walk

Are you interested in walks on other topics? If so, let me know below:

Short Scheduled Talks

Are you interested in giving a short 10 - 25 minute talk? If so, please indicate the topic you would like to cover and preferred timeslot and I can add it to the sign up form and the schedule.

Any additional suggestions?

Contact me with any questions or problems:

Message me if you have any questions

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Amanda Whispell

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