Scavenger hunt, planetarium show, part of annual Science Festival

Metro Wire Staff

Join a free nature scavenger hunt through UW-Stevens Point’s Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) on Saturday, Oct. 15, as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival.

The “BioBlitz” will be held from 3-4 p.m. at the Eagon Preserve, 10365 Flume Rd. in Rosholt, offering participants the opportunity to find and identify as many species as possible and learn the history and biodiversity of the preserve. At 4:30 p.m., participants are invited to CWES, 10186 County Rd. MM, Amherst Junction, for light refreshments and the option to upload observations to the iNaturalist app.

Reservations are welcome but not required. Contact UW-Stevens Point graduate student Paul List, [email protected], for more information.

As part of the Science Festival, UW-Stevens Point is also offering a free presentation of “Forward! To the Moon” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Allen F. Blocher Planetarium, located on the second floor of the Science Building, 2001 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point.

The Wisconsin Science Festival-Curiosity Unleashed is held Oct. 10-16, featuring events in Marshfield, Wausau and across the state for all ages including hands-on science experiments, live question-and-answer sessions, and interviews with scientists, demonstrations, performances, and more.

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