2013 | Grant Amount: $38,000
This project funded fourteen days of exploring, documenting, and communicating biodiversity in the North Cascades. Over the two weeks, daily activities were scheduled to communicate the range of biodiversity within the parks to the public. Activities included opportunities to participate in bio blitzes, conversations with scientists, photography, ranger-led walks/talks, children’s activities, and broadcasts from the field.
Partnerships with local universities, interest groups, and North Cascades Institute helped provide activities and collect data focusing on a range of species, including: birds, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies and other insects, plants, and small mammals. Internship opportunities were made available for students to lead or participate in this project.