Museum’s BioBlitz to feature local species

June 9, 2016


SOUTH MILWAUKEE -  The Milwaukee Public Museum is taking science out of the lab at its free second annual BioBlitz from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Grant Park, 100 E. Hawthorne Ave.

The community can discover the variety of species - from plants to birds and mammals to insects and fish - living in their backyard as well as inspire a new generation of scientists.

The Pop-Up Museum on Conservation allows guests to be the curator and bring an object that tells the story of conservation efforts locally or to see what community members are doing to help preserve the planet.

Meet the scientists and find out what they’ve found so far. Ask questions.

Use microscopes to discover tiny creatures from different habitats with MPM educators.

Educators from the Schlitz Audubon Center will give visitors the tools to complete their own mini-BioBlitz as well as show plants and invasive species in Wisconsin. There will be a special activity for early learners.

See animal skulls and feel fur pelts from the U.S. Forestry Service members.

Stay for the tally of all the species discovered, with a shotgun stop, at 3 p.m.