Saturday, April 9: UC Berkeley Campus Bioblitz
Photo by John Morgan
Join UC Berkeley's California Outdoor Engagement Coalition, Save the Redwoods League, and the California Academy of Sciences for a bioblitz of the UC Berkeley campus! Help us explore this top-ranking university and find its hidden (and not-so-hidden!) species.
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! People of all ages and skill levels are welcome!
Encouraging your students to participate in this UC Berkeley Campus 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.
What to bring and where to go
- Bring your observation skills and desire to discover.
- Bring your smartphone. Don't have an iNat account yet? No problem! Sign up for an iNaturalist account, then download the app. We’ll enter observations in iNaturalist and join together at the end to find out how many observations we made and how many species we found.
- Bring a lunch!
- Bonus: camera, binoculars, and magnifying glasses.
- Join us for the bioblitz on Saturday, April 9th outside the Valley Life Sciences Building on the UC Berkeley campus. We will blitz for three hours and then meet up around noon to go over our finds!