Borough of Pitman, NJ

Pitman BioBlitz

Join us for the 1st Annual Pitman Environmental Commission Pitman BioBlitz! 
When? June 10th from 7am-12am 
Where? Alcyon Park in Pitman 
Event Description :

A BioBlitz is a community event encouraging citizen science that focuses on finding and identifying as many living species of plants and animals as possible within a specific area over a short period of time. This is a way of promoting environmental education, understanding local ecology, and supporting environmental protections. 
At the Pitman BioBlitz, participants will traverse Alcyon Park to identify plants and animals of the local environment using tools like ID Books and their smartphones with the iNaturalist app. 
This event is appropriate for anyone. All are welcome- families are encouraged!
Engaging presentations and activities will be led by local citizen scientists, professionals, municipal leadership, and local environmental organizations throughout the day (and night!) on a variety of exciting topics! Local environmental organizations will also be present tabling with activities and Volunteer Citizen Scientists (local to Pitman) will be supporting BioBlitz attendees around the park. 
Pitman BioBlitz Presentation Schedule :

7:30am-9am: Bird Walk; Marie Hageman & Marilyn Henry; Gloucester County Nature Club 
9am-10am: Nature Walk; Jeff Mollenhauer; Gloucester County Nature Club 
10am-11am: Wildlife Photography; Jeff Mazzola & Bruce Lovelace; Jeff Mazzola Photography & The Traveling Photographer
11am-12pm: Life in Water; Mason Kramer; NJDEP Watershed Ambassadors Program
12pm-1pm: Historical Pitman; Debbie Higbee; Pitman Memorabilia Committee
1pm-2pm: Paleontology of South Jersey; Matt Downing; Rowan University Edelman Fossil Park
3pm-4pm: Discovering Trees; Dare Euler & Josh Hitcher; Pitman Environmental Commission
8pm-10pm: Moths Under Moonlight; Jon Stippick & Jeff Mollenhauer; Franklin Township Environmental Commission & Gloucester County Nature Club 
All registered participants will receive an invite via email for an easy virtual training on BioBlitz basics and iNaturalist app usage. Information will also be provided the day of the event.
Hope to see many of you out there for this engaging community event!
Questions? Email Francesca Mundrick, Community Outreach Commissioner of the Pitman Environmental Commission at