Black Creek BioBlitz
Welcome to the Black Creek BioBlitz Website!
We are excited that you are interested in the BioBlitz program and have taken the time to learn more about it. This project has big goals---a) reaching 500 students directly by having feet on-the-ground at the Dargan Nature Preserve and b) indirectly reaching a wider range of students through this website where they can learn about other groups successes on the property and hopefully see their own success stories.
This program is designed to get student’s help surveying the property while they explore the rich oak-pine forest laden with a wide variety of biodiversity such as birds, fish, and other organisms yet to be discovered on-site. The property is characterized by ephemeral ponds, 2 adjoining streams, along with a mixture of flood plains and hardwood forests; all things which increase the biodiversity found at the preserve. We would love for your kids to be able to discover something new and exciting!
Students will also experience fun surveying techniques including searching under cover boards, rocks, and fallen logs for hidden organisms. They will be provided with field guides that will help assist them in identifying organisms and a workbook to document their findings. This hands-on learning experience will enhance skills for observing, documenting, and analyzing data.
We sincerely hope that you and your group become a part of our citizen scientist team. Together we can promote scientific growth and raise awareness of our environmental responsibilities!
For more information for scheduling and field trip requirements, click here.
To view a PDF version of the Black Creek BioBlitz workbook, click here.
Contact us today:
Sarah Rawlins, Project Coordinator