May 20 & 21 National Park Service BioBlitz

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May 20 & 21 is the National Park Service BioBlitz!  Close to half of the national parks will be participating in doing a 24-hour wildlife inventory. There will be naturalists, biologist, rangers and all types of specialists will be there to help count fish, birds, trees, microbes…you name it!

National Geographic has partnered with a National Park every year and this year they are partnering with all of these parks!

Stay overnight and look for owls and stay to the end where you can join the celebration.

What a great way for your kids to learn about the nearby biodiversity and to be active. We will be heading to ours, will you?


BioBlitzes will be held in parks across the nation, including:


Cornerstone Event:

National Parks BioBlitz: Washington, D.C.

Northeast Region:

First State National Historical Park

Southeast Region:

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Congaree National Park
Cowpens National Battlefield
Fort Sumter National Monument
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Ninety Six National Historic Site

Midwest Region:

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Intermountain Region:

Bandelier National Monument

Pacific West North:

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park – Seattle Unit
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Mount Rainier National Park
North Cascades National Park Service Complex
Olympic National Park
San Juan Island National Historical Park

Pacific West South:

Cabrillo National Monument
Channel Islands National Park
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Alaska Region:

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Keep an eye on the BioBlitz site for updates, to learn more, to engage with their interactive maps, and to learn how to record your observations.


Thank you to National Geographic Kids for teaching us about this awesome opportunity!



Mark your calendars for May 21 & 22. It's time for BioBlitz!