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).

Bio Blitz event at Cazenovia Lake students standing at a table
students in the lake with nets at Bio Blitz annual event

Check out Science Night for another fun annual event! 

Questions may be directed to Professor Thad Yorks at 315-655-7148 or