Bio Blitz Festival

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On Sun., June 5, our first-ever BioBlitz festival will bring together volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers and community members to conduct a biological survey of all of the living species in a given area. This important new form of citizen science aids the documentation of regional biodiversity and allows scientists to learn more about the environment and how we can support its conservation. By participating, you'll witness firsthand the amazing biodiversity right here in our local parks, participate in real-time science, create unique art, browse local vendors' products and goods, engage with interactive exhibits, enjoy live music and much more! This event is free to the public and no advance registration is required.

Event Highlights
Take a Tour of Schenley Park
Embark on a guided walking tour of Schenley Park with a local naturalist. Learn about this unique Pittsburgh greenspace and the plants and animals that call it home. Keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready to document living organisms in the park.

Ask the Experts
Bring pictures of species you find on the walking tour of Schenley Park to Botany Hall Classroom, where our experts will identify the species and add it to the total BioBlitz organism count.

Be a Biological Illustrator
Partner with local artists to create nature-themed art pieces.

Meet the Scientists
Discover what exciting scientific research is taking place across Pittsburgh. Attend a science communication fellow’s presentation in Botany Hall Auditorium or visit their tabling display on the front lawn of the Conservatory.

BioBlitz Festivities
Enjoy musical entertainment, food and beverages, a variety of family-friendly activities and exhibits from both our non-profit partners and local vendors.

For more information, please contact Lorren Kezmoh, Science Education and Research Outreach Coordinator, at
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By: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

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