Explore Wisconsin’s Biodiversity with a BioBlitz!

What’s ALIVE in Wisconsin? Find out at the first annual WiSciFest BioBlitz!

Have you ever wondered how many species exist in our environment? From the shores of Lake Michigan to the forests of the Northwoods or the soil in your backyard, Wisconsin is teeming with life – and the Wisconsin Science Festival is launching a statewide BioBlitz project to learn more!

What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz activity tries to measure as much life as possible within a defined space and time. Interested in bugs? Spend an afternoon counting all the insects at a local park. Teaching a unit on plants? Take your class to count all the flowering species you can find in a nearby meadow. Feeling ambitious? Organize your community to count every species you can find in 24 hours. A BioBlitz can take place in a park, a school, an urban lot or your backyard. The possibilities are endless!

Why participate?

BioBlitzes are a way to bring the community together to celebrate biodiversity while experiencing the wonder of nature in all of its fabulous niches.

Learn more

Interested in hosting or participating in a BioBlitz in October 2020? Connect with us at info@wiscifest.org to find out more!

Later in 2020, we will offer resource guides for setting up a BioBlitz in your community.

Learn about the year-round community programs at the Discovery Building.

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