Youth & Family

Be part of Citizen Science in action!

Join BYLT each year for outdoor fun and science-based education for the whole family. At the same time, you can contribute to a critical collection of local habitat data that BYLT can use to monitor adaptations to climate change in our own community.

What is a BioBlitz?

The National Park Service started a nationwide BioBlitz in 2016 at over 100 National Parks throughout the country. It is Citizen Science where people of all ages and abilities capture a biological snapshot of an important landscape on a single day.

Participants will photograph or take notes of all the plants, animals, fungi and other organisms they see. All this data is compiled, uploaded to the iNaturalist database, and becomes a permanent record to help land managers track the health of plant and wildlife habitat over time. Some of the data may even be used to create cool flora and fauna guidebooks!

Explore the natural wonders of our community. No scientific knowledge is needed. A willingness to contribute to the collection of habitat data as you wander through BYLT’s conserved land and appreciate all of nature’s abundance is all you need. We will have scientists on site at each preserve to assist you, answer questions, and share their knowledge.


Join the 2017 Family BioBlitz!

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BYLT’s Earth Encounters Summer Camp

burton homestead

Summer Camp will continue in 2017 at Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Burton Homestead and will be led by our friends and partners at 4 Elements Earth Education (4EEE).

More Information

Looking for opportunities to get your kids outdoors?

Partner with BYLT on a specific project or find out about family-friendly activities in your community. Contact Community Engagement Manager Laura Petersen at (530) 272-5994 x211 or

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