Discover a hidden Wyoming gem, survey wildlife, and have a blast! The Wyoming BioBlitz is a free, one-of-a-kind opportunity for families, students, and all nature-lovers. A BioBlitz is a 24-hour period in which the public teams up with biologists to search for and document as many plants, animals, and insects as possible within a certain location.
In addition to contributing to science, the BioBlitz provides a hands-on opportunity to learn from experts. Participants will meet local scientists and learn how they study their subjects. Teachers will also receive two Professional Standards Teaching Board (PTSB) credits for participating. Participants need no experience to participate in surveys, which will include birds, amphibians, plants, and more!
The BioBlitz is a unique opportunity for friends and families to have fun doing something new. Participants of all ages and interests are welcome.
Co-hosted by Audubon Rockies, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, and Wyoming State Parks.
1. What types of surveys will there be?
The types of inventory activities will depend on the species that the scientists are trying to find and document. Different groups will look for birds, fish, plants, invertebrates, mammals, microbes, fungi, etc. Some will be land-based, others require wading in shallow water.
2. Who can participate?
Everyone! Children can participate in inventory activities, but they must be accompanied by an adult. There will also be activities just for children. Teachers can earn 2 PTSB credits.
3. If I have a mobility issue such as using a wheelchair, can I still participate?
Yes, although many of the survey teams will be on trails that may make participation challenging.
4. What should I wear?
You will be outside and in the field, so you should dress accordingly. Layering is highly recommended to make you most comfortable. You should also bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect you from potential sun exposure. Wear sturdy shoes if you plan on using the hiking trails.
5. What happens if it rains or there is bad weather?
Nature happens despite the weather. The BioBlitz will take place rain or shine.