Minnesota BioBlitz 2011 at Macalester's Ordway Field Station

5:00 PM  - 11:59 PM
Friday Jun 10, 2011
Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area
9550 Inver Grove Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

This year's Minnesota BioBlitz will take place at Macalester College's Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area in Inver Grove Heights. Each year Minnesota BioBlitz attracts hundreds of families and scientists from around the state who use sonar detectors, bug lights, live traps and laptops to count and chronicle an area's floral and fauna. Volunteers of all ages work alongside biologists to collect plants and insects and live-trap animals, which are identified before being released back into the wild.

The event aims to increase the public's awareness of an area's biological diversity (locations change every year), offers a chance for citizens to work with scientists, and provides an environmental benchmark for natural resources managers of Minnesota's natural lands. The 2011 Minnesota BioBlitz is co-sponsored by Macalester College, MNRRA and the Mississippi River Fund.

http://www.bellmuseum.org/bioblitz/

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: free

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