At BioBlitz 2011 in Saguaro National Park, scientists and citizen scientists alike spent 24 hours on a biodiversity "blitz," trying to identify as many unique species as possible. Through exploration, collaboration, and technological innovation, participants were able to observe, identify, record and share their discoveries. In this video, we'll get a glimpse of the diversity of experiences—and individuals—that make BioBlitz an adventure like no other!
Who participated in this BioBlitz?
How long was the 2011 BioBlitz in Saguaro National Park?
If you did a bioblitz in your backyard, what kinds of plants and animals might you find? Where would you look to find them?
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 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.