This month, we're daring you to complete TWO Conservation Challenges: the Great Annual Fish Count (GAFC) Challenge and the Citizen Science Story Challenge. An annual event, July's Great Annual Fish Count celebrates fish surveying all month long! To complete the GAFC Challenge, submit a survey in the month of July or attend a Great Annual Fish Count event. You can check out GAFC events near you at www.REEF.org/gafc.
To complete the Citizen Science Story Challenge, send a photo of yourself and a short story of how you’ve participated in a REEF programs or Field Survey Trip to conservationchallenge@REEF.org.
There's one more sticker opportunity for this month. July 31 is the last day to enter your photos into the 2022 Discover the Sea Photography Contest! You may submit up to three photos in each category including Fish Portrait - Tropical, Fish Portrait - Temperate, Macro, Invertebrates, REEF in Action, and Habitat/Seascape/Environment. Photos will be judged using a popular vote, beginning on August 1. Winning photos will be featured on REEF’s website, social media, and other communications channels. For complete details including rules and policies, visit www.REEF.org/photocontest. You can earn another Conservation Challenge sticker for entering a photo or voting in the contest.
For more information about the Conservation Challenge and details about other stickers you can add to your collection, visit www.REEF.org/conservationchallenge.