05 September 2011

IRFD 2011: Are You Ready?

It's late summer...and you know what that means. International Rock-Flipping Day (IFRD) is coming. There's nothing you can do to stop it. You just have to jump in and grab that flippin' rock with both hands and be prepared to document what lies beneath. Citizen science/naturalism never felt so good.

It's the fifth year for the celebration. Wanderin' Weeta is once again taking on  hosting duties. Here are her instructions for participants:

  • On or about September 11th, find your rock or rocks and flip it/them over.
  • Record what you find. "Any and all forms of documentation are welcome: still photos, video, sketches, prose, or poetry."
  • Replace the rock as you found it: It's someone's home.
  • Post on your blog, or load your photos to the Flickr group. (Even if you don't have a blog, you can join.)
  • Send me a link. Or you can add a comment to any IRFD post.
  • I will collect the links, e-mail participants the list, and post it for any and all to copy to your own blogs. (If you're on Twitter, Tweet it, too; the hashtag is #rockflip.)
  • There is a handy badge available for your blog, here.
Get your family and/or students ready to flip out. Spend the week finding just the right rock and making predictions about what's waiting for you below. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share on Sunday!


Susannah Anderson said...

Thanks for posting this! I'm expecting a great rock flipping day!

The Science Goddess said...

Always a great event. Thanks for taking on the hosting duties!