Participants can visit with scientists in the "Discovery Field Lab" and learn more about animals and plants discovered in the area. Hands-on educational programs about Yellowstone natural history will be offered in afternoon.
The concept of a BioBlitz was first developed by Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson to catalog organisms around Walden Pond. Similar events have since been conducted around the world. The project is part scientific endeavor, part competition and part educational event for the public.
For more information about BioBlitz events, call Todd Kipfer at 994-7977 or visit the 2009 Yellowstone National Park
BioBlitz Web site: http://www.greateryellowstonescience.org/getinvolved/outreach/bioblitz/yellowstone.