Connect with Nature and contribute to science
Organized BioBlitz events bring scientists together with families, schools, and other community members to find and identify as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. These popular and fun events are opportunities for meaningful connections with nature and provide important contributions to species information.
Be a citizen Scientist!
Here are examples of what organisations around the world are doing to organize BioBlitz events:
- Parks Canada: More than 25 events providing unique opportunities to connect with national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas in celebration of Canada’s 150th. Learn more here
- BioBlitz Canada 150: Dozens of events across the country in celebration of Canada's 150th. Learn more here
- Bristol Natural History Consortium: BioBlitz events across the UK. Find one here
- BioBlitz in a Box: Tips and tools for organizing a BioBlitz, compiled by the Canadian Wildlife Federation based on various online BioBlitz guides, and professional and personal experiences. Learn more here
- BioBlitz Resources and Branding: A UK hub of downloadable resources and free branding to use for your BioBlitz, courtesy of the Bristol Natural History Consortium. Learn more here
- U.S. National Park Service: More than a hundred thousand participants attended a nationwide BioBlitz that took place in 129 parks throughout 2016. Learn more about how the National Park Service is creating a new generation of citizen scientists and stewards through biodiversity discovery and exploration here
- Australian BioBlitz Hub: a place for volunteers and practitioners to explore and share BioBlitz resources. Learn more here
World's Largest Nature Database!
If you can’t make it to an organized event, you can still connect with nature and be a citizen scientist. For World Environment Day – June 5, 2017 #NatureForAll partners UN Environment, and the Convention on Biological Diversity are collaborating with iNaturalist to create the world’s largest nature database.
Learn more here