May Lunch & Lecture

BioBlitz: Helping to Map the Biological Diversity of Urban Areas -- One Park at a Time

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Presented by: Ellen J. Censky, Ph.D, Senior Vice President/Academic Dean

The BioBlitz is designed to increase the public’s awareness of the variety of life in their immediate neighborhood and the services these various species provide to improve the quality of their lives. Part contest, part festival, part educational event, part scientific endeavor, MPM’s BioBlitz brings together scientists from several different organizations in a race against time to see how many species they can count at a park in a 24-hour biological survey. Learn how the BioBlitz got its start, what we have learned from them, and how MPM is helping to map and highlight biodiversity in urban areas.


Lunch & Lecture Schedule

Optional Docent Tour – 10:30 a.m., meet near the circular desk across from the Cafe
Lecture in Gromme Lecture Hall – 11:30 a.m.
Optional buffet lunch in Garden Gallery – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Lecture Tickets

Cost: $25 per person; $19 for members
Lecture Only: $5; FREE for members and students
Docent Tour: $4 per person; $2 for members. Tours are capped at 25 people.
Registration required - call 414-278-2728 to register

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