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Calling all Teachers! Audubon Rockies to Host Bio Blitz
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
This summer, Audubon Rockies will be organizing a Bio Blitz on June 15 and 16th at the Mosier Gultch Recreation area near beautiful Buffalo, Wyoming. Audubon’s “Bio Blitz” will be 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. This program will enable K-12 teachers to participate in hands on research in a variety of ecosystems while working closely with scientists and researchers who are at the top of their respective fields. Audubon feels this can be used as a pathway to improving science education through teachers' experiences in scientific inquiry. The data collected will then be translated by our Community Naturalists during a forum on the last day which will help the teachers bring the collected information into the classroom and dictate it in a way that is best absorbed by their students.

An important aspect of the Bio Blitz is the field research experience, whereby teachers participate in finding, identifying, and documenting as many species as possible during a two day period this summer. We believe this project represents the leading edge of scientific inquiry and investigation, and we are excited to include the K-12 teacher as integral part of the science team. Two PTSB Credits are available.

Come and enjoy a weekend of camping and fun!

For more information go to rockies.audubon.org, or contact Dusty Downey at ddowney@audubon.org or 307-756-3941.


Dusty Downey
Senior Community Naturalist
Rocky Mountain Education Office
410 Mckean Rd
Moorcroft, WY 82721
Tel (307) 756-3941


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