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Courtesy of Steve Brockmann | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Claude McMillan III, a professor with the Univerisity of Alaska Southeast, points out a flock of mixed sea ducks near the shore of Auke Bay this week during this year's annual BioBlitz event. These students, from the Montessori school, were tasked with recording how many of each species their classmates identified.

Photos: Young BioBlitz-ers

Posted: May 3, 2013 - 12:01am
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Students check a small mammal trap during Juneau's fourth-grade BioBlitz held this week near Auke Bay. Professional scientists led survey groups for many species, including mammals, birds, invertebrates, fish and plants. The mammal traps yielded squirrels, voles and shrews.    Courtesy of Anne Sutton | Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Courtesy of Anne Sutton | Alaska Department of Fish & Game
Students check a small mammal trap during Juneau's fourth-grade BioBlitz held this week near Auke Bay. Professional scientists led survey groups for many species, including mammals, birds, invertebrates, fish and plants. The mammal traps yielded squirrels, voles and shrews.

Juneau’s fourth-graders headed into the woods and out on the shorelines this week as part of the annual BioBlitz event organized by various local agencies and organizations. The goal of BioBlitz is to identify and catalog as many species as possible within a specific ecosystem.

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