BioBlitz at Salt Creek

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Date: March 4, 2016
Contact: Abby Wines, 760-786-3221

Death Valley National Park will host a BioBlitz event at Salt Creek on March 12, 2016. BioBlitz is a festival celebrating the biodiversity of the Death Valley area and provides an opportunity for all ages to participate in valuable research.

Death Valley National Park's BioBlitz is one of many similar events taking place across the country in honor of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary in 2016. "Find Your Park" is the theme for the National Park Service Centennial, and encourages people to explore new places. Parks are more than just a place;parks can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. BioBlitz provides a way for the public to learn about the interesting plant and animal diversity of Death Valley National Park while contributing to citizen science.

At the BioBlitz event, for the public to interact and connect with the scientific community, while contributing to park stewardship through hands-on field work."

The BioBlitz event is free and will involve scientific exploration and festival activities such as guided walks, talks, show and tell sessions, and crafts. Whether you want to assist a scientist or check out the festivities, there will be something for the whole family!

March 12, 2016 from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Tentative schedule:



Bird Watching

5:00-9:00 AM

Small Mammal trap Checking

8:00 AM

Show and Tell

8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Salt Specialists

8:30 -9:00 AM

Desert Invaders

9:00-9:30 AM

Mammal Show and Tell

9:00-11:00 AM

Aquatic Ecology Tour

9:00-10:00 AM

Wildlife Cameras and Bat Conservation

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Entomology - Identification

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Entomology - Collection

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Aquatic Invertebrates for Big &Little Kids

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Arts and Crafts with Rangers and Pahrump Arts Council

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

10:00-10:15 AM



Herpetology- Reptile Fun in the Sun!

10:30 AM-3:30 PM

Water Processes in the Desert


Mammals and the Grinnell Re-survey Project

11:30-12:00 pm

Climate Change in Desert Parks

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Aquatic Ecology Tour

12:00 -12:30 PM

Range Conservation Talk

1:00-1:30 PM

Flora of Death Valley

2:00- 2:30 PM

Salt Creek Pupfish Research

2:30-3:00 PM

Mammal Research in Death Valley Through the Years

3:00-4:00 PM

Moth presentation

4:00- 4:30PM

Bat Sonar Demonstration

5:00- 6:00 PM

Moth Capture Demonstration

6:00-9:00 PM

Evening Bugs

6:00-9:00 PM

Bat Detecting

7:00-9:00 PM

For more information or registration, please visit, email .


Last updated: March 14, 2016

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