Sunday, September 3, 2023
11:00 am — 12:00 pm
What’s a Bioblitz?
A Bioblitz is an event at which a group of volunteers get together to find and identify as many different native plants and animals as possible in a given area.
Join us on Sunday, September 3rd to participate in a Zoo-wide Bioblitz and become a community scientist for the day! Learn how you can participate in science by posting your wildlife observations to iNaturalist, a community database that scientists use to save wild animals and wild places. As a group, we will explore the zoo and practice our powers of observation as we try to find as many local wildlife species as we can!
All ages and experience levels are welcome. Identification skills are not necessary. We will upload our observations to the iNaturalist app, where other community scientists will help identify what we find.
This event is free with paid Zoo admission. Advance registration is recommended.
- Items to bring (if you have them): binoculars, cameras, field guides, and your smartphone to document the data.
Joining the project is easy (but not necessary to participate in the event):
- Learn more about iNaturalist and download the free app to your mobile device. iNaturalist is a community-powered website and app that makes it easy to upload and share your observations in the field and to get help from other users to identify flora and fauna observations you upload.
- Practice using the app before the event. Staff will also be available on the day of the event to assist you.
- Join the Zoo-wide BioBlitz project on iNaturalist to get updates.