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UMBS Exploration Day

Come explore the University of Michigan Biological Station on Saturday, August 3.

2019 Exploration Day + BioGeoBlitz

The University of Michigan Biological Station will open its doors to the public during the 2019 UMBS Exploration Day Saturday, August 3 from 2-4pm. 

Come explore the biological station, located off of Riggsville Road in Pellston, Michigan. Learn about the field courses we teach every spring and summer, explore ongoing scientific research sites, and participate in a "BioGeoBlitz" identifying plants, animals, birds, rocks, fish, reptiles, etc. under the guidance of our resident experts.

At 2 pm, we invite visitors to join us in the Gates Lecture Hall for a brief history of UMBS, followed by a guided tour of our campus and facilities. Then, guests will reconvene at the lecture hall to peruse various biological samples on display: insect collections, mammal skulls, bird skins, plant, rock, and soil samples, etc. At 3pm, they will join resident experts on a “BioGeoBlitz” around the Station’s property in order to identify, collect, and display as many members of each taxonomic group as possible.

There will be no cost to attend. Please note that pets are not allowed in the station because of our research and experiments.