Cazenovia College students invite youth and adults alike to learn about local fish, amphibians, plants, and invertebrates during their annual “BioBlitz” event at Lakeland Park in Cazenovia, New York from 12-3pm on Saturday, September 24, rain or shine, unless thunder and lightning. The event is free and open to the public.

Cazenovia College students in the Environmental Biology and Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Education Programs will have more than 10 stations organized lakeside under the pavilion and elsewhere in the park where participants will learn about organisms commonly found in lakes, wetlands, and forests of the Finger Lakes Region in Central New York

If you want to try netting fish or sampling plants with a rake toss, please wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Fish can be observed in a temporary “mini-pond,” and there will be a learn–to-paddle station for kayaking or stand-up paddleboards 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, but all youth must still be accompanied by an adult.

Questions may be directed to Professor Thad Yorks at 655-7148 or For photos and videos from previous BioBlitz events, go to