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BioBlitz Serralves Schools

BioBlitz Serralves Schools
16-20 APR: SCHOOLS

The BioBlitz Serralves 2018 is an event that aims to find and identify as many species (fauna and flora) as possible, present in the Serralves Park, in a short period of time, functioning as a "biological inventory of lightning".
A Bioblitz differs from other scientific inventories by the intense effort of concentrating many people - specialists from various fields, volunteers, families, students, teachers and other members of the local community- with the common determination to discover the Biodiversity of a given location.

Access: free participation by prior registration (subject to available capacity) - entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration: fill out the registration form and the pre-registration form (which must be sent by e-mail to the Serralves Foundation Educational Service a / c Anabela Silva - a.silva@serralves.pt).

Subjects: Trees and shrubs; Amphibians; Bats; Micro-mammals; Lichens; Bryophytes; Birds; Reptiles; Insects; Mushrooms.
Hours: 9:30-12:30 and 14:30-16:30
Duration: 1h

The week is reserved for the participation of the Schools inviting students and teachers to learn about the biodiversity of Serralves Park, participating in the following activities:

- Scientific and Pedagogical Workshops, guided by the Educators team of the Arts and Environmental Education Service, which frame and explore the 10 themes in a scientific and pedagogical way.
- Field trips, led and guided by CIBIO-InBIO researchers - a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the work done by specialists in the field of Biodiversity inventory.
- Games (Bioquiz and Biodiversity "Every monkey on your branch")
- Lipor Pedagogical Games ("Discover Biodiversity" and "Environment and Sustainability")

Consult the information about the different biological groups that we are going to analyse, schedules and types of activity, fill out the pre-booking form and submit the request by e-mail to: a.silva@serralves.pt 
You will then receive confirmation from the Educational Service.

HOW TO RECORD DATA COLLECTED IN ACTIVITIES
Teachers / Educators and students can record data collected on Wildlife, Bryophytes (Mosses), Lichens and Trees and Shrubs via these media:
The "Biodiversity and Environment" Platform is a resource centre on biodiversity in an urban context that aims to disseminate scientific knowledge in this area among diverse audiences.
The Serralves Park is known for its flora, fauna and environmental quality, and information brochures and activity suggestions are available online. The public is also invited to monitor events in the Park through field trips and observation protocols made available, contributing to the production of scientific data on urban biodiversity. This platform hosts Serralves' Citizen Science project, providing a number of free online educational resources, such as sampling protocols, field guides, information leaflets, activity books for families and schools, as well as audiovisual documentaries covering each biological and environmental group under study.
A week dedicated to Schools and sharing of knowledge and experiences associated to Biodiversity! Participate!

What does BioBlitz mean?
"Bio” means life and "Blitz” means doing something quickly and intensively.
The objective is to find and identify the maximum number of species, in a specific area, a specific area, over a short period of time, functioning as a biological inventory.
    
How does it work?
The species are classified into different biological groups, such as plants, lichens, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, micromammals. The end result of a BioBlitz is to count the number of species found in each of these groups. In addition, the Bioblitz Serralves programme offers participation in numerous and diversified activities that allow a transverse and integral approach to Biodiversity, transforming our visitors into ambassadors of knowledge on Biodiversity, enabling them to replicate it within their own field of action

Why organise a BioBlitz in Serralves?
Serralves Park is a fundamental part of the ecological structure of Porto, contributing to the potential diversity of habitats that occur in urban areas. BioBlitz helps increase existing knowledge and share it with the general public.

Have you found new species in Serralves?
Yes. In 2016, in the 3rd edition of BioBlitz Serralves, the 684 observations of 125 species, revealed 20 species that hadn’t been observed before.

Which species were observed the most in the last Bioblitz?
The most commonly observed species were the common toad, the green frog, the yellow-spotted salamander, the Iberian newt, the blackbird, the white-toothed shrew and the rosemary beetle.


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