National Geographic


What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place.

Why Participate in a BioBlitz?

1. Explore Nature With an Expert Guide

Scientists will lead you on a special informative tour, pointing out the special natural attractions near you!

2. Join a Species Inventory

If you sign up to officially participate, you’ll join a biological species counting expedition, and your team could be the first to find a new species. 

3. Share Your Photos With Scientists

It's as easy as taking photos of the plants and animals you see and loading them into iNaturalist, which provides a place to record observations and get help with species identification from scientists. Learn More About iNaturalist.


Find a Bioblitz

For more BioBlitzes around the country, including some not sponsored by National Geographic, look here!

Do Your Own BioBlitz​

BioBlitz Classroom Resources

BioBlitz Classroom Resources  

Connect Students with Citizen Science and Community Geography

Designing a BioBlitz Learning Experience

Designing a BioBlitz Learning Experience  

Recruit and support scientists, naturalists, and other expert volunteers to lead bioblitz inventories that engage both students and community members.

Schoolyard BioBlitz

Schoolyard BioBlitz  

Watch, learn, and plan your own citizen science adventure

BioBlitz Through the Years