BioBlitz at Eagle Creek Park

BioBlitz at Eagle Creek Park

More About BioBlitz at Eagle Creek Park

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species of living things at a certain location during a designated time. During the first weekend in June, scientists from all over Indiana will be in the fields, forests, wetlands, and streams of Eagle Creek Park documenting all of the plants, animals, and fungi they find. By the end of the weekend, we will have a better idea of all of the species that call Eagle Creek Park home.

During this event, families and adults will have the opportunity to learn about "citizen science" and how to get involved helping scientists. There are many great apps and websites that can assist you. Join us at the Earth Discovery Center to find out more!

There will also be opportunities for families and adults to try out what it is like to study plants and animals through a variety of techniques. Please see our schedule of programming for the day, including an opportunity to meet a scientist and learn what they have discovered during their time in Eagle Creek Park. Free!

10am Forest Plots- Outside
Venture off trail in the forest and discover the life that lives in one small section of land.

11am Bird Songs- Inside
Learning bird calls can be a great way to discover the birds that are around you. Stop in to learn some bird call basics.

12pm Owl Pellets- Inside
You’ll become a scientist as you look inside an owl pellet to see if you can discover who the owl has eaten.

1:30pm Meet a Scientist- Inside
Stop by the Exhibit Hall to find out what some of the scientists have discovered so far during the BioBlitz!

2:30pm The Science of the Pond- Outside
Using some simple tools, you will catch and identify some of the animals that live in the pond and discover how scientists can use that information to determine the quality of the water.

3:30pm Whose Scat is That?- Inside
Can you identify the animals in the forest by their scat?

All of these programs are free with park admission and take place at the Earth Discovery Center. Please dress for being outdoors.

Tags: Special Interest, Science, Earth, Kids, Families




Event Details

Date: June 2, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Eagle Creek Earth Discovery Center
5901 Delong Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

website

Contact:
Eagle Creek Earth Discovery Center
317.327.7148


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