BioBlitz is Coming to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park!

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Date: May 10, 2016
Contact: Mia Parsons, 304-535-6167

Grab your magnifying glass and explore nature in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, like never before! On May 20-21, national parks across the country, including Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, will participate in the National Parks BioBlitz. BioBlitz is a fun, fast-paced biological survey of a park’s creepers and crawlers, plants and pollinators, mammals and more! The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday with more than 100 BioBlitzes across the country.

 

During this free, two-day event, teams of scientists, naturalists, students and volunteers will discover and document the living creatures of in the park. The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park BioBlitz will be focused on Bolivar Heights and the Nash Farm. Simply go to through the main park entrance on Shoreline Drive and a bus will shuttle you to the site.

 

In addition to the scientific inventories, a variety of talks and programs will be offered throughout this 2-day event.

 

Explorers of all ages are needed. All events are free and open to the public. Whether you have a couple of hours or a full day, there are activities to engage the whole family. To learn more about the National Parks BioBlitz and activities go to:

go.nps.gov/HFBioBlitz

go.nps.gov/2016bioblitz

natgeo.org/bioblitz

 



Last updated: May 16, 2016

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:

(304) 535-6029

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