Kids of all ages are invited to learn about local fish, amphibians, plants, and invertebrates during a “BioBlitz” event at Lakeland Park from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 (in case of thunderstorms, Sept. 27). Cazenovia College students in four courses, Teaching & Learning, Field Botany, Environmental Science, and Life In and On the Lake from two academic programs will have stations organized lakeside and under the pavilion where participants will learn about organisms commonly found in local lakes, wetlands, and forests.
Masks/face-coverings will be worn by everyone during the entire event, hand-sanitizer will be readily available, and stations will be spread out even more than usual with a one-way flow of groups through the stations.
If you want to try netting fish or sampling plants with a rake-toss, please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Fish can be observed in a temporary “mini-pond,” and you can try kayaking or a stand-up paddleboard at a Learn-to-Paddle station courtesy of Morse Kayak Rentals. Cazenovia College students will be available to help young biologists keep track of their “BioBlitz Passport” and guide them around the stations (children must still be accompanied by their “own” adult). Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and some lawn chairs so we can spread out to play some bingo! As always, the event is free and open to the public, and questions may be directed to Professor Thad Yorks at (315) 655-7148 or email@example.com.