If you’ve never heard of or participated in a BioBlitz, you’re missing out. Over a 24-hour period, participants attempt to catalog all living species within a certain area. It can span a huge area or a small one – here’s a guide on how to host a schoolyard BioBlitz!
Each year since 2007, National Geographic has partnered with the National Park Service to host a massive BioBlitz in a different U.S. national park (this year’s event will be at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in May). It’s all leading up to 2016, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the NPS! As part of the centennial celebration, NPS will be partnering with BioBlitz events around the country.We want to hold 2016 BioBlitzes here in Missouri!
That’s where you come in. We will need volunteer leaders for a team to help coordinate and plan this. Currently, we’re planning to hold a big event in May 2016 and multiple smaller events across the state. If you have a passion for conservation and nature stewardship, and possess organizational skills and dedication, please consider joining us for this exciting project. The Alliance would love to have you help however you can, to ensure a successful BioBlitz campaign.
If you would like to join the volunteer MGA BioBlitz team, or if you have questions, please let us know! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.