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Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials yes


Required Gear:

Digital Camera

Computer with Internet Connectivity


Nearby Nature GigaBlitz


Celebrate the diversity of life forms in their local habitats.
Capture panoramas of nature in everyday places.

The Nearby Nature GigaBlitz is a new kind of BioBlitz-style citizen science project that utilizes panoramic photos of nature to identify and celebrate biodiversity all over the world.

Large, high-quality panoramas can provide a surprising amount of detail and insight into what kinds of biodiversity is just right outside your door.

The project is bi-annual occurring on both the summer and winter solstices. The next GigaBlitz is during this year’s Summer Solstice from June 20th – 26th. The project makes it easy to find diverse organisms near you - from a local park or even your backyard!

Your panaroma can even be chosen to be included in the GigaPan online collection. So charge up your digital cameras and get out there!

GigaPan is headed by biologists and is a partnership between the Fine Fellows Outreach Program and Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab.




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