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Sun’s out, apps out: Our Digital Bioblitz starts today!

Whether your summer adventures are already underway or just on the horizon, we’re asking you to participate in our Digital BioBlitz – a new take on the traditional BioBlitz. We’re bringing people together from across Ontario to use our new atlas app to record more reptile and amphibian sightings.

Here’s how you can participate:

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Your guide to the updated Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas app

Credit: Camille Tremblay Beaulieu

Credit: Camille Tremblay Beaulieu

Spring has sprung and wildlife is on the move. While exploring a natural area, you might find a snake crossing the trail, a turtle basking on a log, or frogs calling. Now you can report this sighting to the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas (ORAA) using our new and improved app! By harnessing the power of citizen science, you can increase the collective knowledge of herpetofauna to inform conservation science.

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Disconnecting From Technology

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Credit: Victoria Shi

As a Grade 11 student, I see the major impact that technology has on my generation. Technology has allowed communication to become easier, but I realize that at times, many teens overuse it. This results in a disconnection with the world around them and a lack of desire to go outdoors and appreciate the beauty of nature around us.

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How my smartphone enhances my outdoor experiences

Chloe Stanois, Ontario Nature communications intern, enjoys visiting natural areas and gardens.

Chloe Stanois, Ontario Nature communications intern, enjoys visiting natural areas and gardens.

The growing popularity of smartphones has sparked debates about the negative implications of our over-reliance on technology. In particular, there is much discussion about the need to spend less time staring at a screen and more time being active and interacting with nature.

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