The Biodiversity Institute:

The mission of the Biodiversity Institute is to foster the understanding, appreciation and conservation of biological diversity through innovative research, education, and outreach, and by engaging a broad audience in the scientific process.

The Biodiversity Institute works with scientists, resource managers, educators, and the public to further the understanding and conservation of biodiversity. We seek to provide a unique service to Wyoming and beyond by facilitating collaborative research projects, synthesizing and disseminating research, distributing grants, and providing educational, outreach, and citizen science programs for students and the public.

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Biodiversity Institute Open Initiatives


Wyoming Biodiversity Citizen Science Initiative

The Wyoming Biodiversity Citizen Science Initiative grew from one of the Institutes earliest citizen science programs, WyoBio. The Wyoming Biodiversity Citizen Science Initiative's growing list of citizen science programs, utilize the WyoBio database and mapping toolset to branch out in exploration of Wyoming's biological landscape.

Wyoming Raptor Initiative

Wyoming is a stronghold for raptor populations in western North America. While surrounding states have experienced declines in many species, the relatively undisturbed landscapes of Wyoming allow many populations of raptors to thrive. Nonetheless, Wyoming raptors face several challenges. The BI recognizes a need for an effective summary of the state-of-science regarding raptors in the region, with special attention to questions of most importance to land and wildlife managers and policy-makers, to advance effective and efficient conservation.

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WyoBio

WyoBio is an exciting web portal for connecting people - anyone - with biodiversity data in Wyoming. Have you ever wondered where pikas live? Or which species of Indian Paintbrush exist in your county? Have you seen a neat butterfly in your yard and wanted to tell someone about it? Are you looking for a place to explore Wyoming's incredible diversity of plants, animals and fungi?

Bi-Annual Moose Day

Our Winter and Summer Moose Days are an opportunity for community members to participate in the management and conservation of area moose populations, while enjoying our national forests at the same time!

Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project

Frogs, toads and salamanders are disappearing around the world - but you can help by tracking their whereabouts in the Rocky Mountain region! Adopt a catchment, visit the site to find which frogs, toads and salamanders you can find, and be part of the Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project!

Wyoming Bioblitz

The Biodiversity Institute, Audubon Rockies and the Nature Conservancy host an annual 24-hour Bioblitz event in which teams of scientists, teachers, volunteers, environmental educators, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant, insect and animal species as possible.

Monarchs and Milkweeds

The Monarchs and Milkweeds program is designed to work with you - citizen scientists across Wyoming - to gather observations of where, when and how many monarchs and milkweed plants you find in the state. Through this, we hope to gain a better understanding of where monarchs migrate through Wyoming, at what time of year, and in what densities. We also hope to learn where and which species of milkweeds exist in Wyoming. With your help, we all can learn more about these wonderful organisms!

Know Your Mussels: Native Mussels of Wyoming

Did you know... that Wyoming’s streams and lakes are home to seven kinds of native mussels? You may not have noticed them, and they are not the kind you can eat, but they are working hard behind the scenes to keep Wyoming’s waters clean!

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# Kids Corner

Designed for children from birth to age 12 and their accompanying grownups, the Kids Corner offers an assortment of fun, hands-on activities that are designed to encourage discovery through play. An ideal area for early learners, this educational environment emphasizes the use of real objects with an extensive teaching collection for exploring natural history, life-cycle and biodiversity science topics.

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