A BioBlitz brings together scientists in a race against time to see how many species they can count on a property during a 24-hour biological survey. The Milwaukee Public Museum’s BioBlitz program, now in its 5th year, is an annual event that is part contest, part festival, part educational event, and part scientific endeavor designed to increase the public’s awareness of the variety of living things in their neighborhood and the services these various species provide to improve the quality of life.
The 2019 MPM BioBlitz was held at Riveredge Nature Center on June 15 and Dr. Ellen Censky, President and CEO at MPM, will present some of the survey’s findings as well highlight how bringing together experts from many taxonomic disciplines, for a short amount of time, can rapidly gather information and help conservationists and resource managers decide on future actions or management decisions.
This is the first of two NJCBC programs this year that will be part of the “Science for Everyone” series staged annually by Riveredge, Lac Lawrann Conservancy and the UWM Field Station.
At 6:00pm, from May through September, hikes are led by Mary Holleback, the Riveredge adult programs manager, across a variety of habitats. The Bird Club meeting begins at 7:00pm.
Bird Club is free to all.