The National Park Service challenges us to become a citizen scientist. The NPS hosts a wide range of ways to study our natural environment, including BioBlitz. A BioBlitz is a short biological survey that encourages volunteers to participate! The next NPS BioBlitz will take place on May 20-21, 2016 in Washington D.C.
If that’s too far to travel, don’t fret! We have some ways for you to channel your inner science guy right here in Freedom’s Frontier. You can help with a biological survey from your own backyard through the Great Backyard Bird Count. Every February, bird watchers around the world participate and with many companion events happening in the heritage area.
Science City at Union Station and the Science Gallery at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center both offer great hands-on exhibits that make science fun for kids and adults alike. The Discovery Center also offers Discovery After Dark, an after-hours event just for adults!