In 2013, we had a crazy idea—gather Nature Nerds, McLaren Park neighbors, scientists, and amateur naturalists all armed with the iNaturalist app and work together to find and identify as many different species as possible within McLaren Park. The first grassroots bioblitz was born!
Join us on April 16th for another amazing bioblitz at McLaren Park in San Francisco!
A bioblitz is an intensive one-day study of biodiversity in a specific location, bringing scientists and volunteer citizen-scientists together. Together, we’ll look for snails, birds, mammals, frogs, butterflies, other insects, spiders, trees, worms, flowers, and everything else we can find!
Encouraging your students to participate in this McLaren Park Bioblitz and/or other bioblitzes with their families and friends is a great way to help them connect to your classroom units on ecosystems, biodiversity, and conservation. Or, round up some chaperons and bring your entire class on a bioblitz field trip.