Kids Learn and Document Diversity in Nature

Families and friends take advantage of the weather and hit outdoors for a learning experience.

Over 60 scientists and explorers ventured out into the open space seeking species that inhabit our state.

Birds, plants and insects are just a few living organisms being studied at this year's Bioblitz.

The event lets people learn about different living organisms that inhabit certain areas.

Each year scientists scout different locations in Wyoming and let families tag along for a learning experience.

Jacelyn Downey a Bioblitz organizer and community naturalist says "this is a citizen science project so this is just families, teachers and other biologist in different fields and we're all coming together to try and figure out what’s out here” and they document any and all organisms they find on the property.

"These are people who have a big interest in the outdoors and natural world but don’t consider them experts but (they) want to lean more" says Dorothy Tuthill a biodiversity educator at the University of Wyoming.

All living organisms are being studied on this two thousand acre property and teachers say the information leaned is very valuable for their students.

Dr. Barbara Jennings a teacher in Wyoming says "this is important for teachers because all K-12 teachers are working with science and that classroom experience can be transferred right out here into the outdoors.”

"Get outside I mean its right her in Casper’s neighborhood but still people do not take advantage of the opportunity. So it transferring what kids learn in the classroom to real life situations."

Explore new adventures of the living world around us.

Bioblitz lasted all weekend and Audubon Rockies, University of Wyoming and The Nature Conservancy were the groups that hosted the event.

The location for the 2018 search has yet to be announced.



 
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