Do-It-Yourself Bioblitz

Do-It-Yourself Bioblitz

A BioBlitz is easy when you know what you need and where to start!


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Biology, Ecology, Earth Science, Professional Learning

A BioBlitz is a species inventory that involves observing, recording and documenting living things in a short period of time.

Want to conduct a BioBlitz? Want to know how, what you will need, and where to start? This video guide will help you plan a BioBlitz in your schoolyard, a local park, or even your parking lot.

Teachers, informal educators, and anyone else interested in putting together an awesome, explore-your-world, get outside, citizen science adventure can find helpful information about doing it here! Discover the methods and gear you will need—from seining and transects to nets and electronic devices. Learn what to do with your observations and where to share them—from recording data to assessing your results. Finally, find out how to engage others to make this a true citizen science experience.

From urban to rural, ocean to shore, anyone can BioBlitz!

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Melissa MacPhee, National Geographic Society
National Geographic Society
Melissa MacPhee, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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