Biodiversity Party: Desert Museum Style!

BioBlitz 2023 Graphic Logo with Raptor, Bees, Prairie Dog, Cactus Wren, Lizard, and Quail. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum BioBlitz on April 29th, 2023.

Gather your friends, family, and fellow nature nerds for a day of searching, scouting and documenting the Wild species at the Desert Museum! We will Party in a day — what surprise animals or plants can you find?

The Desert Museum is joining in the 2022 Pima County Nature Challenge (CNC). CNCs have been growing in major cities in the past couple years as a way to connect to the outdoors, document biodiversity, build community, and data sets.

When: Saturday, April 29, 2023 (The Biodiveristy Party is open all day! Museum Education staff will be available on the front patio and roaming grounds to answer questions from 8:30 a.m. to noon)
Who: Everyone!
Cost: Included with Museum admission

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Bonus Activities!

  • Dance to some desert tunes with Michelle Miner and Mr. Nature! It’s our Kid’s Music Album debut
  • Participate in a community art project with the Art Institute
  • Enjoy talks and walks highlighting the flora and fauna of the Museum
  • Meet local organizations that celebrate diversity in all its forms

So How Does This Work?

  1. Join the iNaturalist Projects 2023 Desert Museum BioBlitz Challenge and City Nature Challenge 2022 (Pima County)
    Note: When you upload a sighting to iNaturalist, it will count in both projects with no extra work on your part!
  2. Snap photos of Wild species. The rules: stay on the paths, respect other guests, and do not disturb plants, rocks, animals, or exhibits in your search for species.
  3. Upload your photos to iNaturalist! We do have WiFi at the Museum, or you can wait and do this later at home. Upload all observations by Sunday, May 7, 2023.
  4. Win Prizes! Categories include: most species, most overall observations, funniest photo, and most identifications. Can’t get to the Museum? Participate by helping to ID photos! Winners will be contacted via their iNaturalist account by iNaturalist user: catherinebartlett.

Helpful Hints!

Curious about your competition? Join the Facebook Event to see how many people are interested!

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