Journeys of Dr. G at Tyler Arboretum

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Let’s Get Photos from Tyler Contributed to a Guinness World Records® Attempt!


I subscribe to email updates from National Geographic, and today’s email about the Great Nature Project caught my eye!

The Great Nature Project is a worldwide celebration of life on our planet. This week, we’re inviting people of all ages to get outside, take pictures of the plants and animals in their worlds, and then share those pictures with the whole world. Together we can create a global snapshot of the diverse life all around us—and try for a Guinness World Records® title for the Largest Online Photo Album of Animals!

Here is a video from the National Geographic website with a quick overview:

To join in, snap a picture of a plant or animal at Tyler Arboretum, and upload it to a photo sharing site like Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, or National Geographic Your Shot (sorry, not Facebook), making sure to tag it #GreatNature. To participate in the world record attempt, add #animal to any animal photo (and Tyler has plenty of bugs, insects, and creepy-crawly critters that make for great photos!).

But you need to be quick to participate!  National Geographic’s Great Nature Project is happening now!  To be part of a global snapshot of biodiversity, photos need to be submitted between September 21 and 29, 2013.  And you can submit as many photos of non-human living things as you would like!

If you also tag your photo with #TylerArboretum, in addition to #GreatNature and #animal (if it is an animal image), we can see which photos from the Arboretum are part of the collection!  Please leave a comment below, too, so we can all see the Great Nature captured at Tyler Arboretum!

Check out the photos that have already been submitted from across the globe, and let’s get Tyler Arboretum in the collection!

Author: Dr. G

Dr. Laura Guertin, Professor of Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine. Learn more at

2 thoughts on “Let’s Get Photos from Tyler Contributed to a Guinness World Records® Attempt!

  1. I went out this morning, and I was able to get six #animal photos – I’m excited to contribute images from Tyler to the World Record attempt! I’ll head back tomorrow and try to snap some more. This is what I was able to take so far:

  2. I got five more photos today – different animals, too!
    At the time I’m posting this comment, there are 61,413 animal photos in the online album – but National Geographic is trying to get to 100,000! Guess I’ll have to go back and get some more pictures tomorrow! I’m not having any luck snapping squirrels, chipmunks, and birds – they are too fast for my lens!

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