Biodiversity Party: Desert Museum Style!

Biodiversity Graphic Logo with Raptor, Bees, Prairie Dog, Cactus Wren, Lizard, and Quail. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum BioDiversity on April 13th, 2024.

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

When: Saturday, April 13, 2024 (The Biodiversity 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

The more the merrier! Celebrate biodiversity with a BOGO deal - only on Saturday, April 13, 2024. With each adult ticket purchased, receive free admission for one child. All membership levels can bring an extra child guest for free.

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Biodiversity Party Activities!

Borton Magnet School CEDO Ecological Restoration Club La Tierra del Jaguar Las Milpitas Community Farm Marine Awareness Conservation Society Pima County Public Library Saguaro National Park Tucson Audubon Society Tucson Bee Collaborative Tucson LGBT Chamber of Commerce

So How Does This Work?

  1. Join the iNaturalist Projects 2024 Desert Museum BioBlitz Challenge and City Nature Challenge 2024 (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 Wednesday, April 17, 2024.
  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.
  5. Previous Results by Year:

Helpful Hints!

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

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