WSU BioBlitz helps students, biologists learn area's ecology
Sep 20, 2010 7:00 AM | Print

The 3rd Annual Biological Field Station BioBlitz will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Wichita State University Biological Field Station: Ninnescah Reserve in Kingman County.

The Ninnescah BioBlitz provides an opportunity to discover the biological diversity of birds, plants, reptiles, insects and aquatic critters in south-central Kansas.

It engages Wichita-area high school students in exploring plant and animal biodiversity, and it helps raise awareness of local and global biological diversity.

This is a fun event for all of its participants, and it blends science and a celebration of nature.

This year's BioBlitz biologists will lead student research teams to investigate turtles, insects, mussels, prairie plants, reptiles and amphibians, and fish in central Kansas.

About 50 students from Wichita East, Wichita North and Wichita South high schools, as well as Neosho County Community College, will take part in activities.

BioBlitz biologists include Wichita State Department of Biology faculty and graduate students, Wichita high school biologists and Wichita-area experts.

The Ninnescah BioBlitz provides an annual survey of regional biodiversity, and it uses repeatable field protocol that is aimed at creating long-term data for ecological analyses.

Besides the Ninnescah Reserve site, WSU's Biological Field Station has two more sites: the Sellers Reserve and the recently acquired Gerber Reserve.

Directions to the Biological Field Station: Ninnescah Reserve are available at

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

Created on Sep 20, 2010 7:00 AM; Last modified on Sep 27, 2010 11:07 AM
Koch Global Trading Center officially dedicated
Rhatigan Renewal revives campus life
WSU dedicates building named for former president
Innovative splint developed by WSU researchers
WSU expansion will support job growth, innovation
Wichita State Musical Theater presents 'The Spitfire Grill'
Economic Outlook Conference, Oct. 9
History Department special presentation
Workshop to prepare students for ACT
Nursing student workshop to be held at WSU
WSU hosting 'Writing Now, Reading Now' series
WSU to host ACT Math Workshop
David Cabela to speak at WSU forum
Constitution Day activity at WSU
The Elliott School of Communication turns 25
Kansas Council for Economic Education receives grant
Ray to discuss photography at reception
Students, community welcome at WSU outdoor movie
AQR holiday travel forecast: Book early
CEDBR now offers indicators in optimal format
Students feel at home in Shocker Hall
Tree planting honors WSU's KBOR anniversary
WSU School of Nursing one of 100 schools chosen
Claycomb named as WSU Ventures director
Innovation helps WSU School of Nursing reach students
© 1995-2014 Wichita State University. All rights reserved.
Valid HTML 401