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Whether you’re participating in this year’s National Geographic/National Park Service BioBlitz or one in your own backyard, schoolyard, or local park, help students prepare to study biodiversity firsthand by practicing skills that scientists use in the field. The activities below will help students make observations, record data, understand classification, and map their findings. Show a video and read from the blog to find out what happens at an actual BioBlitz.
Observing and Recording Habitats
Pocket Guide to Field Skills
Field Notes Datasheet
Plot Study Observations
North Atlantic Right Whales
What is a schoolyard bioblitz, and how can you plan one for your school, class, or afterschool program?
Hop Into a Bioblitz Through the Eyes of Imani, a 7-year-old student from Connecticut.
Get inspired by the BioBlitz activities from the 2012 event in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Then plan your own bioblitz event!
Listen to this podcast on fungi from the Encyclopedia of Life.
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Find out more about this 10-year partnership with the National Park Service.
Planing to join us in California for the 2014 BioBlitz? Find event details here.
Use our activities at left to prepare students for their fieldwork. And consider checking out these helpful tools and technologies designed for teachers and learners from our partners.
Create a collection of your schoolyard bioblitz results and generate a field guide to share with the community.
Use the web or a smartphone to upload photos of species from your bioblitz and join this growing community.
Find educational resources from past National Geographic BioBlitz events.
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