BGSU, community partners to help fifth graders study, preserve natural habitats

Bowling Green State University is teaming up with community partners to help fifth graders from Bowling Green City Schools study and preserve natural habitats with the first-ever BioBlitz BG from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Wintergarden Park.

The free environmentally-focused event will teach Bowling Green fifth graders how to observe nature as citizen scientists to help preserve natural habitats in their community.

During BioBlitz BG, each student will document the number of plants and animals found in Wintergarden Park and then tally their results at the end of the day. The student-collected data will then be uploaded to the iNaturalist platform, a learning application used for scientific data collection and conservation.