A BioBlitz is part contest, part festival, part educational event, and part scientific endeavor where the Milwaukee Public Museum and Riveredge Nature Center will bring together a group of scientists in a race against time to see how many species they can count in a 24-hour celebration of biodiversity at Riveredge. Educational programming for the BioBlitz will be held at Riveredge on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The public is invited to observe the scientists’ activities, to interact with them, and to participate in other activities that will be presented by the Museum, Riveredge and a host of other nature-oriented organizations.
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Attendees of this FREE celebration can…
Go pond-scooping and sweep-netting for insects, and bring the critters back to the tent to identify and draw.
See scientists in action, and ask questions about what we’re learning about the plants and animals at Riveredge.
Do fun activities, crafts and more!
“Only 1 in 4 Americans knows a scientist,” explains Dr. Ellen Censky, MPM’s Interim President & CEO. “The BioBlitz Festival gives children and adults the opportunity to meet and talk with our scientists about their work as well as participate in fun and hands-on programming related to the natural world.”