The Bureau of Land Management's Buffalo Field Office will be teaming up with the Audubon Society on June 15 and 16 by hosting what they're calling a BioBlitz on at the Mosier Gulch Recreation Area.
Teams made up of community members, scientists, natural resource professionals and educators, teachers, volunteers and families will all join forces to test their knowledge of local plant, animal and insect life.
The program will kick off at 8 a.m. on Saturday and it's free and open to the public. The setting, the Mosier Gulch Recreation Area, is an outdoors site just five miles west of Buffalo at the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains.
Not only can participants test their knowledge of local nature, but the event will enable members of the public to participate in hands-on research in a variety of ecosystems by working closely with scientists and researchers in the area.
The BLM is especially targeting educators for the BioBlitz as community naturalists with the Audubon Society will also host a forum to help teachers bring the collected information into the classrooms and share it with their students. Two Professional Teaching Standards Boards Credits are also available for educators.