Up Close and Personal With Nature
San Juan Islanders and visitors throughout the region will have the opportunity to work along side scientists in tallying the flora and fauna of American and English camps during the park's second annual BioBlitz scheduled from 7a.m. to 11 p.m., April 25.
What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is a unique combination of taxonomic inventory, public outreach, and science education. At its core, the BioBlitz is species inventory in which teams of volunteers, each led by an expert scientist, find, identify, and photograph as many species as possible within a 24-hour period. This snapshot view helps us look at many different habitats over the same time period, and better understand what lives in the park.
San Juan Island National Historical Park is organizing a BioBlitz at American Camp May 3-4, 2014 from noon Saturday to noon Sunday and we need your help! We are looking for field biologists, naturalists, and taxonomic experts to participate in the BioBlitz. But even if you don't have scientific expertise, come along anyway and learn while doing.
How to Prepare for the BioBlitz
Go to the links below and at right on this page to find materials that may assist you in helping scientists who will be on site May3-4. We've included plant identifications and a couple of National Geographic PowerPoint programs addressing observation and identification.