May 12th, 2016
Many organizations have created guides and videos to help you prepare for and carry out your Bioblitz. The Missouri Geographic Alliance and National Geographic have both created webinars going over the general idea of a Bioblitz and the use of iNaturalist.
National Geographic has created many videos in support of Bioblitzes, including: Do-It-Yourself video guide, Designing a Bioblitz Learning Experience, Species Identification and Analyzing Bioblitz Data. There is also an educator’s guide on Making and Recording Observations.
iNaturalist, an online community that provides a place to record what you see, meet other nature lovers and learn about the natural world, has provided a guide on What a Bioblitz is.
This handout, Mission:Explore would work great in a camp setting where participants can go off alone or in pairs to complete different missions.
The National Science Foundation has a student page handout with an ecoregional survey and Backyard Bioblitz survey.
Here, you can find a Bioblitz Toolkit created by Vinspired Students.
While slightly outdated, this Backyard Bioblitz Educator’s Guide by the International Biodiversity Observation Year is an excellent resource.
The official Guide to Running a Bioblitz is very helpful and full of information.