Kids of all ages are invited to learn about local fish, amphibians, plants, and invertebrates during our annual “BioBlitz” event. Cazenovia College students in the environmental biology and biology programs staff several stations where participants will learn about organisms commonly found in local lakes, wetlands, and forests. This annual event is normally scheduled for the fourth Saturday of September and is held at Lakeland Park at the end of Albany Street.
See this year's event on the calendar here.
Participants should wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. There will be hands-on activities such as sampling plants with a rake-toss and attempting to net fish. Fish will also be observed in a temporary “mini-pond.” Additional students from the elementary education program often participate by offering face painting, and students from the environmental biology and biology programs help young biologists keep track of their “BioBlitz” passport, and guide them around the stations (children still must be accompanied by their own adult).
Check out Science Night for another fun annual event!
- Watch video from the 2021 event
- “Cazenovia College Hosts Annual ‘BioBlitz’ Event At Lakeland Park” - Students explaining BioBlitz 2021 on Bridge Street (Channel 9, ABC)
- “Cazenovia College Hosts Outdoor Bio-Blitz” - Students explaining BioBlitz 2020 on Bridge Street (Channel 9, ABC)
- Watch video from the 2019 event
- “Cazenovia College Students Make Environmental Learning Fun at BioBlitz” - Students explaining BioBlitz 2019 on Bridge Street (Channel 9, ABC)