Hey, Citizen Scientists! Here’s another terrific activity for our Project Finder. BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which teams of scientists, volunteers, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant and animal species as possible. National Geographic is “helping conduct a BioBlitz in a different park each year throughout the decade leading up to the U.S. National Park Service centennial in 2016.” The next annual National Geographic-National Park Service BioBlitz takes place at the Indiana Dunes BioBlitz, a 24-hour event from May 15 to May 16, noon to noon. The goals of the BioBlitz are “to record as many living organisms in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 24 hours, to increase awareness of the diverse species in this urban setting and to better understand how to protect the natural environment in the future. Chicago Wilderness and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are collaborating in the race to discover and document the 15,000-acre park.”
“Explorers” of all ages are needed.
Topics: Animals, Birds, Ecology, Environment, Nature
Location: Chicago, Outdoors
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Fee: No Costs
Gear: No special equipment required
Duration: 24 hours
Suitable for people of all ages!