Rutgers BioBlitz 2017
Date(s): September 20, 2017 at 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Paul Robeson Center at Rutgers-Newark (350 MLK Blvd)
Come Sept. 20, researchers hope to find more by again conducting an annual “BioBlitz,” a one-day census to determine how many plant and animal species share RU-N with humans.
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WHO: A team of students and faculty from the RU-N/New Jersey Institute of Technology Federated Department of Biological Sciences will swarm across RU-N to count how many different species of plants and animals live here.
WHAT: The BioBlitz will include special activities and experts who will invite the public to participate in biodiversity-seeking “field expeditions,” from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., on the Norman Samuels Plaza in front of John Cotton Dana Library.
WHEN: Wed., Sept. 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Throughout the campus and the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., at RU-N
BACKGROUND: The Sept. 20 BioBlitz has four main goals:
- Help to raise awareness of how many types of nature actually live here
- Help evaluate the value of RU-N’s urban wilderness and the success of its ongoing urban nature restoration efforts
- Involve students, faculty, and staff in the challenge and fun of looking for plants, insects, spiders, birds, and others
- Celebrate the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity