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: