Participating in the Endangered Species Big Year is easy:
First, sign-up for the Big Year. Signing up is a two-step process: first join the Wild Equity Institute’s on-line community by signing up for this website. Shortly thereafter you will receive an e-mail message with a link back to our website. On the webpage where that link directs you to, you will see an option to join the 2012 GGNP Endangered Species Big Year. Just fill out the form and submit it, and you are ready to compete in the Big Year!
Third, check out the Endangered Species Big Year Calendar page to find out when and how you can see these species in the GGNP or participate in conservation actions scheduled. You may also explore the GGNP on your own to complete your checklist.
Fourth, as you see species and take action items, check them off your checklist and then submit your completed items to the Big Year organizers on-line. For each action item and species you want to check-off, you must go to the corresponding species’ webpage and enter the data into the form on that page.
Fifth, if you like, you can interact with this web site and other Big Year competitors: you may comment about each species and conservation action item on each species’ page, and you can also find out about the latest sightings and share information with other competitors by joining the Big Year Group and community forum when you sign-up for the competition. If you want to be added or removed from this group, just let the Big Year organizers know and we’ll be happy to assist you!