School of Natural Sciences and Medicine ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY




A bioblitz event will be held on June 8, from 11:00 to 17:00, in the Lisi Lake area, as part of the GEORBLITZ initiative, managed by Illia State University and funded by ERGA (European Reference Genome Atlas). With this event, we aim to deepen the participants' interest in wildlife and to introduce them to observation and research techniques.

This event will be a fantastic opportunity for non-scientists and scientists that participate to learn about the different living organisms in Georgia, particularly about dipters (flies and related organisms), coleopters (beetles and related organisms), amphibians and reptiles, lepidopteras (butterflies and moths), hymenopteras (bees, wasps and ants) and spiders. Participants will chose a working group (session), each focused on one of the listed groups of organisms and will learn about them. There will be four working groups or sessions in early afternoon (12:00-14:00) and four in late afternoon (15:00-17:00), where they will learn about the ecological importance of their groups of organisms. Not only that, participants will have the opportunity to become scientists for one day by applying professional collection techniques (by collecting them themselves!) and inspecting what they have collected under microscopes.

The event will be hosted by researchers from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Medicine of Ilia State University and students involved in the project.
Attendance is free.

Those wishing to participate in the working groups must pre-register at the following link:  Lisi Lake Bioblitz, 8th May 2024 - Google Forms

Attendance at the event is free for visitors to the Lisi Lake.


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