OMAHA – Several University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) organizations will help educate the community about urban ecosystems and watersheds at La Vista’s second annual BioBlitz.
The BioBlitz will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in La Vista’s Central Park (7848 Edgewood Boulevard).
The event is part biological survey, part block party. Community members will be able to learn about the Thompson Creek watershed reconstruction, storm water management and sustainable living at a variety of booths, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
In addition, several dozen other community organizations and government agencies will be represented at the BioBlitz.
The La Vista BioBlitz is modeled after similar BioBlitz events around the world, where scientists and citizens engage in large, concerted biological surveys over the course of one or two days.
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