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  • Every year, the National Geographic Society collaborates with the National Park Service to host BioBlitz. A bioblitz is a 24-hour species inventory, where teams of students, scientists, park rangers, teachers, and volunteers work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible.

    National Geographic's 2012 BioBlitz took place on August 24-25 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This GeoStory captures the spirit and discoveries of the 2012 BioBlitz.

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  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    bioblitz Noun

    a field study in which groups of scientists and citizens study and inventory all the different kinds of living organisms within a given area.

    Encyclopedic Entry: bioblitz
    biodiversity Noun

    all the different kinds of living organisms within a given area.

    Encyclopedic Entry: biodiversity
    ecosystem Noun

    community and interactions of living and nonliving things in an area.

    Encyclopedic Entry: ecosystem
    habitat Noun

    environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.

    Encyclopedic Entry: habitat
    National Geographic Society Noun

    (1888) organization whose mission is "Inspiring people to care about the planet."

    national park Noun

    geographic area protected by the national government of a country.

    National Park Service Noun

    U.S. federal agency with the mission of caring "for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage."

    Rocky Mountains Noun

    mountain range in the western United States and Canada.

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