Create your own pollinator garden and more at UW-Green Bay’s Biodiversity Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2023
Event is being held on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Green Bay, WI — Curious about frogs? How about the latest community science research using iNaturalist? Join experts from UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity (CCB) for their annual ‘Biodiversity Day’ on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay, Green Bay campus. This event is free for everyone to attend and will take place rain or shine.
Students and staff of the CCB will be hosting a number of hands-on and engaging activities. Educators from the Milwaukee Public Museum and Cable Natural History Museum will also be at the event. Kids and adults can take a crash course on frog identification, learn how to grow a pollinator garden, or make their own DIY nature craft. Experts will share how to use iNaturalist, allows users to observe and identify plants and animals in nature, and then share this with scientists throughout the world.
Participants can also take a walk on the Cofrin Arboretum and learn more from UW-Green Bay’s Richter Museum and the Fewless Herbarium displays. Bring your own lunch for the day and fully enjoy the beauty of the outdoors!
The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity at UW-Green Bay was established in 1999 to promote education, scientific research, land protection, and community services that contribute to conservation of the western Great Lakes fauna and flora. The program is part of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology, providing opportunities for hands-on student learning and research in field biology, ecology, and other fields, including environmental science, water resources, and even art. The Center manages six natural areas in northeastern Wisconsin, the Richter Museum of Natural History, Gary A. Fewless Herbarium, and competitive student grants made possible by generous gifts from the families of John A., Austin E., and David A. and Mary Ann Cofrin.
About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.