2024 Oxbow Eco-center Bioblitz

Do you want to learn about local nature?  How about wildlife and wildflowers?  This might be the perfect opportunity.  The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County, in conjunction with the Oxbow Eco-center, will be conducting a “2024 Oxbow Eco-Center Bioblitz” on February 1, 2024 from 8:30 AM – 11 AM.  This event will be hosted by UF/IFAS Natural Resources Extension Agent Ken Gioeli and Oxbow Eco-center Environmental Programs Coordinator Kirsi Johnson.

During this bioblitz event, participants will use iNaturalist to catalog the wildlife and plants such as wildflowers on site.  We will venture out on the trails to learn about the diverse plants and animals in the Oxbow preserve. Participants will be asked to install the iNaturalist app on their phone prior to meeting up on February 1, 2024 and join the project “2024 Oxbow Eco-center Bioblitz.” The Oxbow Eco-center is located at 5400 St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983. Extension programs such as this bioblitz are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. People seeking accommodation can make requests two weeks prior to start of the event.

Participants should wear appropriate field attire.  Closed toe shoes, boots, long pants, hat are recommended.  Personal cellphone are required.

Registration is required.  This program registration fee is $10.  For additional information, email Ken Gioeli ktgioeli@ufl.edu. ERD employees should use the promo code to register. Contact Kersi or Ken for the code.

What:                          2024 Oxbow Eco-center Bioblitz

Hosts:                          Ken Gioeli, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, ktgioeli@ufl.edu, Kirsi Johnson, Oxbow Eco-center, johnsonki@stlucieco.org

When:                          February 1, 2024 from 8:30 AM – 11 AM

Where:                        Oxbow Eco-center, 5400 St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

Registration:               Required.

Eventbrite Registration: https://bit.ly/3GyBdhj

Cost:                            $10

The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties, UF/IFAS Extension works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents.

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Posted: December 6, 2023

Event Details

Start:  01-Feb-2024 at 8:30 am
End:  01-Feb-2024 at 11:00 am

Event Series Details:  Not available
Contact:  ktgioeli@ufl.edu
Event Link:  More information and registration
Event Location:  5400 Northeast Saint James Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

Category: Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES
Tags: Conservation

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