Join us for an exciting day of discovery and science as Wehr hosts the 6th Annual BioBlitz organized by the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM). A BioBlitz is part contest, part education event, and part scientific endeavor.
Starting on Friday, June 26 at 3 pm, a group of scientists organized by MPM will race against time to see how many species they can count in a 24-hour celebration of the biodiversity in Whitnall Park. Wehr’s amphitheater and visitor center will be the hub of all this scientific discovery, hosting around 70 nature specialists. These surveyors will work around the clock throughout Whitnall Park and present their results at a biodiversity celebration at 2:30 pm on June 27. Event is recommended for all ages.
The public is invited to observe the scientist’s activities, to interact with them, and to participate in hands-on, nature discovery activities presented by MPM, Wehr Nature Center and other local nature-oriented organizations. Activities will include guided prairie walks, discovering aquatic invertebrates, introduction to bird watching and binoculars, nature journaling, an interactive tree identification key, and more!
The BioBlitz is designed to increase awareness of the variety of life that is right in our own backyards, especially in our neighborhood parks and natural areas, and the services these various species provide that improve the quality of our lives.
For more information and event schedule go to: www.mpm.edu/BioBlitz2020