Boston BioBlitz Initiative for Girls

The Boston BioBlitz Initiative for Girls (BBIG) program engages young girls, ages 12-15, in meaningful STEM learning experiences through informal classroom activities, outdoor exploration and field trips to local urban wildlife areas.

Throughout the BBIG program, students will become experts on identifying local plant and animal wildlife in their community and make significant contributions to various biodiversity and citizen science projects. Students will also learn how to use wildlife observing platforms including iNaturalist and DataQuest. This program will include the girls taking leadership roles as pro-observers in the Boston Area City Nature Challenge in April 2019.



Franklin Park Zoo

This program is intended for girls ages 12-15 years old.

Program fee:

There will be 13 sessions for BBIG on Saturday’s throughout the school year, November to May, 10:30am – 2:00pm.

Session dates:

  • December 1 & 15
  • January 5 & 19
  • February 2 & 16
  • March 2, 16 & 30
  • April 13 & 27
  • May 4

*Participants must be able to attend all or most of the program sessions.

Please contact the BBIG program educator with questions or for more information. Email: emiller@zoonewengland.org, phone: 617-989-2006.