The NPS/National Geographic Society BioBlitzes

Wild nene from the BioBlitz in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz
Wild nene from the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz.

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Exploring Biodiversity Together

Since 2007, NPS and the National Geographic Society have collaborated to host one large-scale BioBlitz per year for the ten years leading up to the NPS Centennial in 2016. Each year the BioBlitz is hosted by a different national park close to a major urban area. The two day event includes a 24 hour inventory period in which subject matter experts and citizen scientists work together to identify as many species as possible. The event also includes a biodiversity festival, featuring hands-on learning activities, speakers, and exhibits. Click on each of the host parks below for details.

Rock Creek Park

  • Year: 2007
  • Participants: 1,000
  • Species Found: 661
  • Year: 2008
  • Participants: 6,000
  • Species Found: 1,700
  • Year: 2009
  • Participants: 6,000
  • Species Found: 1,200
  • Year: 2010
  • Participants: 2,500
  • Species Found: 972
  • Year: 2011
  • Participants: 5,500
  • Species Found: 859
  • Year: 2012
  • Participants: 5,000
  • Species Found: 490
  • Year: 2013
  • Participants: 3,000
  • Species Found: 458
  • Year: 2014
  • Participants: 9,000
  • Species Found: 2,350
  • Year: 2015
  • Participants: 6,000
  • Species Found: 491
  • Year: 2016
  • Participants: unknown
  • Species Found: unknown

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