BioBlitz is a 24-hr event during which biologists count as many species as we can in our local nature park. Families with nature lovers, budding scientists, and experienced naturalists team up to perform a survey and create a report of all the diversity within the park. BioBlitz events involve science, education, and celebration to highlight the importance of urban green spaces to biodiversity. The Brazos Valley BioBlitz is held at Lick Creek Park in College Station, Texas every April. Events include: bird walks, herp walks, mammal walks, plant walks, insect lighting, booths and displays, childrens activities, and lots more.
The Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring Lab runs the mammal team each year; we help to survey the park for mammals and also run the mammal education booth. Check out our team’s appearance at minute 4:20 in the video.
STEM Education and Training with Local Schools
We are actively involved in several STEM outreach events with local elementary schools. Students are able to interact and engage in hands on learning with mammalian identification and ecology, as well as learn about the BioBlitz event!
Masters student Allison Collins working with a student at Super Science Techno
Night at Southwood Elementary School (April 2017)
Students exploring a booth put on by The Texas A&M chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology and The Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring Lab at
Discovery Night at Rock Prairie Elementary School (Feb 2018)