Wyoming BioBlitz

AN ANNUAL CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAM RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NATURE CONSERVANCY AND AUDUBON ROCKIES


The Biodiversity Institute, Audubon Rockies and the Nature Conservancy host an annual 24-hour Bioblitz event in which teams of scientists, teachers, volunteers, environmental educators, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant, insect and animal species as possible.

The Annual Wyoming BioBlitz

Audubon Rockies hosted the first BioBlitz in 2008.  The Biodiversity Institute joined as a partner in 2014 and has been involved ever since.  The BioBlitz is a  24-hour event in which teams of scientists, teachers, volunteers, environmental educators, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant, insect and animal species as possible. 

The Annual Wyoming BioBlitz is Co-hosted by Audubon Rockies, The Nature Conservancy and the UW Biodiversity Institute.

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2018 BioBlitz at Tensleep Preserve

The 2018 BioBlitz, held this year at The Nature Conservancy's Tensleep Preserve outside of Ten Sleep, Wyoming, will bring together scientists and the public to survey for every type of organism we can find in an area within a couple of days.  The BioBlitz will be a weekend-long event in which teams of scientists, teachers, volunteers and environmental educators join forces to identify, research applied management questions, and learn about as many local plant, insect and animal species as possible. We look forward to seeing you on the preserve for another year of science, education, and exploration!

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About Tensleep Preserve

The heart of the Nature Conservancy's Tensleep Preserve is a twelve-mile stretch of Canyon Creek, slicing deeply through the southwestern flanks of the Bighorn Mountains. Ancient pictographs and Native American gathering sites reveal a long history between people and the land. The ecological richness that first attracted people here continues to attract visitors to the preserve, which is open to the public.

You can discover the magic of the Bighorn Mountain foothills  while visiting Tensleep and using the Conservancy's learning center for mealtime and classes. Explore the local geology, examine western flowers, watch for wildlife, visit ancient pictograph sites and soak in expansive views of spectacular canyon country. The preserve's tent camp provides an opportunity to enjoy the preserve's unique and remote landscapes of majestic ponderosa pine woodlands, lush cottonwood forests nestled in the bottom of deep canyons, open meadows with expansive views and spectacular canyon overlooks. View a map of the preserve here.

Schedule of Events

For times when multiple activities are occurring, participants will switch groups to be able to participate in multiple activities.

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Credit

We offer two (2) Professional Standards Teaching Board (PTSB) credits for teachers participating in the BioBlitz. 

Receiving PTSB credit requires you to be a PTSB-certified teacher, sign up for the credit by contacting Jacelyn Downey (jdowney@audubon.org, 504-453-4139), and participate in all activities during the BioBlitz.  For more information, contact PTSB credit coordinator Jacelyn Downey.

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Mission

The Annual Wyoming Bioblittz brings together scientists and the public to survey for every type of organism we can find in an area within a couple of days.  The BioBlitz will be a weekend-long event in which teams of scientists, teachers, volunteers, environmental educators, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant, insect and animal species as possible.

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