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Flora & Fauna: Chance Chalk Challenge

ArtBeat 2020 Chance artwork by Paula Champagne

Flora & Fauna: Chance Chalk Challenge

Friday, July 10 12:00 AM


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July 10-18. All over town!

Join the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) on a quest to discover the plants, animals, and other wildlife right in Somerville.

Here’s what we’ll do...Use chalk to depict your favorite Mystic plant or animal, and post the picture online tagging the Mystic River Watershed Association and Somerville Arts Council. Check out MyRWA’s instagram on Monday, July 13th to see chalk designs of Mystic wildlife. We’ll be posting our drawings from Blessing of the Bay and Draw Seven Parks in Somerville—but we’d also love to see all your drawings!

Throughout the week we will also share educational information about animals found on the Mystic.

Not sure what animals can be seen locally? Use the iNaturalist appHead here for ideas and lots more information about the project:  Use the iNaturalist app(instructions here) or visit this webpage.

Mini-challenge for families. Not comfortable or ready to do sidewalk chalk? Instead participate in one of their mini-challenges here.

Need more inspiration?  Learn about one of the largest river herring migrations in New England--that happens right in Somerville. Explore and count fish using our underwater fishcam here.