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Emerald View Park BioBlitz

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At the BioBlitz, scientists and citizen scientist volunteers will conduct an inventory of plants and animals living in Emerald View Park. The public is invited to attend the BioBlitz, where you will interact with scientists, learn about nature, and participate in fun activities for all ages.

Day 1:  Friday, June 6
  • Owl Calling Hike
    7-9 pm
Day 2:  Saturday, June 7
  • Early Morning Bird Count
    6-10 am
  • BioBlitz Main Event: Plant & animal inventory, nature games, crafts, hikes
    10am-2pm

Location:
Emerald View Park – Olympia Park Entrance
Virginia Ave. & Hallock Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Contact: kathryn@mwcdc.org or 412-481-3220 x200


Become a Citizen Scientist!
Sign up to be help scientists identify plants and animals during the BioBlitz–no experience necessary
Click here to sign up online
Click here to access a full volunteer description and the sign up sheet as a .pdf file


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In association with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.




Sponsored by:

Google Community Grants Fund of Tides Foundation

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