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WYOMING BIOBLITZ 2019

Registration is now open for this unique Wyoming event.

Evanston, Wyo. – Discover a hidden Wyoming gem, survey wildlife, and have a blast! The Wyoming BioBlitz is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for families, students, and all nature-lovers. This year held June 7-9 at Bear River State Park located near Evanston. The event is free and open to the public and registration will close on May 25th.

A BioBlitz is a 24 hour period in which the public team ups with biologists to search for and document as many plants, animals and insects as they can find within a certain location. In addition to contributing to science, the BioBlitz provides a hands-on opportunity to learn from experts. Participants will meet local scientists and learn how they study their subjects. Teachers will also receive two Professional Standards Teaching Board (PTSB) credits for participating. Participants need no experience to participate in surveys, which will include birds, amphibians, plants, and more.

In addition to searching for and tracking organisms, the BioBlitz offers a strong educational component. People of all ages learn how local scientists conduct their research and gain understanding of their subjects. Biologists leading the activity (such as bird mist-netting or amphibian catching) describe the natural history, life cycle, identification and other fun facts about plants and animals they find. The event is highly hands-on with a diversity of activities and topics.

Participants of all ages and interests are welcome.  Registration for the 2019 BioBlitz is required. The event is free, though space is limited.  Learn more at http://rockies.audubon.org/bioblitz

The event is organized by the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute, Audubon Rockies, Wyoming State Parks, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

About Audubon Rockies

Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon Rockies is the regional office of the National Audubon Society serving Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah with science, education, and policy. Learn more at www.rockies.audubon.org.

About the University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute

The UW Biodiversity Institute fosters conservation of biodiversity through scientific discovery, creative dissemination, education and public engagement. In this setting, scientists and citizens, students and educators, come together to share a wealth of perspectives on the study and appreciation of biodiversity – from microbes to poetry and ecosystems to economics.  Learn more at www.wyomingbiodiversity.org.

About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. In Wyoming, we are conserving lands, waters, wildlife and the Wyoming way of life. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visitwww.nature.org/wyoming.

About Wyoming State Parks

Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails protect and enhance the natural and cultural environment by providing enjoyable, educational and inspiring experiences for present and future generations.

About the Bear River State Park

Bear River State Park is a day use only park comprised of 324 acres. It is home to small herds of bison and elk and boasts several miles of both paved and packed gravel trails. The Bear River State Park Visitor Center is home to numerous wildlife displays that showcase Wyoming’s impressive array of wildlife. It also provides visitors with State of Wyoming tourism information.

Contacts:

Jacelyn Downey
Project Coordinator
Audubon Rockies
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307-756-3941

 

Bebe Crouse

The Nature Conservancy

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406-579-8559

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