Part scientific endeavor, part festival and part outdoor classroom, the 2016 BioBlitz will record as many living organisms in the Miller Woods area of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in two days.
“Explorers” of all ages are needed to help scientists find all the flora and fauna. The Douglas Center for Environmental Education will serve as “base camp” for the bioblitz. A variety of other fun activities and learning stations will take place throughout the two days. Advance registration is required to participate in a counting team. Ongoing base camp activities are open for walk-in visitors.
Register at: www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/bioblitz2016.htm
When: Friday, May 20 reserved for schools and organized groups.
Saturday, May 21 reserved for the general public; science teams will go out throughout the day and evening.
Where: Meet at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education in the Miller section of Gary, located at 100 N. Lake St., Gary, IN 46403.
Parking is available at Lake Street Beach with free shuttles to the Douglas Center.
Questions: Call: (219) 395-1821.