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

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

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

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

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

national park
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geographic area protected by the national government of a country.

National Park Service
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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
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mountain range in the western United States and Canada.