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About BioBlitz Education

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A BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible. A BioBlitz gives adults, kids, and teens the opportunity to join biologists in the field, participate in species inventory research, and learn about the biological diversity of natural environments to better understand how to protect them. 

National Geographic and the National Park Service are partnering on a ten-year BioBlitz initiative leading to the 100th anniversary of the National Parks in 2016. Each year, National Geographic and the Park Service are collaborating on a major BioBlitz in a different National Park. In 2011, this BioBlitz will be held in Saguaro National Park near Tucson, Arizona.

National Geographic Education Programs provides instructional resources to extend the field experience to classroom learning, including engaging students with geotechnologies where they analyze patterns of ecosystems, biodiversity, and human impacts.

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All About BioBlitz



You have 24 hours to identify every species in a specific area. Go!

BioBlitz Education

BioBlitz Education

Get BioBlitz resources that help students practice the skills scientists use in the field.

Nat Geo BioBlitz

Nat Geo BioBlitz

Find out more about this 10-year partnership with the National Park Service.