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Frogs & Turtles: A Nature Scavenger Hunt
April 18, 2020 - April 25, 2020Free
Join us for the Frogs & Turtles of New Jersey project, another virtual scavenger hunt to mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This promises to be an action-packed citizen-science campaign to help discover all kinds of reptiles and amphibians in our local environment. In order for this effort to succeed, we need you to get out there and observe nature, while continuing to respect social distancing advice.
To participate create an account with iNaturalist and join the Frogs & Turtles of New Jersey project starting April 18. Throughout the week, look for all kinds of frogs or turtles in your yard, on your walks, and in local parks. (Don’t worry we’ll help with this one.) When you find one, use the iNaturalist app to make an observation, or take a picture to upload later.
As you identify these creatures, take this opportunity to learn more about them, and see what others are discovering in our community. Which are native to our area and which are invasive? What other interesting facts can you discover? Regardless, your efforts support scientific research. Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about this fascinating project.
We have teamed up with the Princeton University Office of Sustainability to create this series of Nature Scavenger Hunts and hope you will join us in this virtual activity.