Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to setting up a bioblitz event in your community!
  • A bioblitz is a species inventory that involves observing, recording and documenting living things in a short period of time.

     

    Want to conduct a bioblitz? Want to know how, what you will need, and where to start? This video guide will help you plan a bioblitz in your schoolyard, a local park, or even your parking lot.

     

    Teachers, informal educators, and anyone else interested in putting together an awesome, explore-your-world, get outside, citizen science adventure can find helpful information about doing it here! Discover the methods and gear you will need—from seining and transects to nets and electronic devices. Learn what to do with your observations and where to share them—from recording data to assessing your results. Finally, find out how to engage others to make this a true citizen science experience.

     

    From urban to rural, ocean to shore, anyone can bioblitz!

  • 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
    citizen science Noun

    science project or program where volunteers who are not scientists conduct surveys, take measurements, or record observations.

    Encyclopedic Entry: citizen science
    identify Verb

    to recognize or establish the identity of something.

    nature Noun

    environment or ecosystem, usually without human development.

    observe Verb

    to watch.

    quadrat Noun

    plot of land marked off for the study of organisms.

    species Noun

    group of similar organisms that can reproduce with each other.

    transect Noun method of sampling a larger region by collecting data along a line.