Become a certified field scientist this weekend while taking part in the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s 24-hour survey of all species at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Alviso. Hikes, education, and documentation will be held over a 24-hour period beginning Dec. 10 at 2 p.m, as part of BioBlitz. This is the perfect opportunity for junior scientists to get direct experience next to actual scientists and naturalists, while learning about things such as nocturnal mammal camera tracking, owling, bat detection, phytoplankton microscopic detection, plant identification, and more. The added bonus is at the end when anyone submitting a survey documentation sheet will receive a certificate, and credit as a Contributing Field Scientist on the final report. Best of all, your little scientist will be certified as legit for free. Hefty tuition costs are avoided!