A bioblitz is a rapid biological survey of living organisms. Scientists and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds work together to compile a "snapshot" of biological diversity in (usually) less than 48 hours. These events provide opportunities for the discovery of understudied biota in a fun way that builds community support and engages youth.
Bioblitz events are co-hosted by the National Park Service and the National Geographic Society and are part of the national NPS Centennial celebration for biodiversity and youth engagement.The Alaska Region hosted five bioblitz events and highlighted the region's unique Arctic ecosystems.
Check out the iNaturalist projects that cataloged species from the events:
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Midnight Blitz is one part adventure tale and one part documentary, and all parts bioblitz celebration. Midnight Blitz chronicles the journey of 24 participants, scientists and leaders through the discovery of all Bering Land Bridge National Preserve has to offer. Trodding through beaver wetlands, catching bugs and collecting caripoo is just a typical day for our participants. With fast cuts and mustard yellow hues, this short film is sure to warm the heart and make you long for those summertime days.
Last updated: June 28, 2017