The Bioblitz Dance is a celebration of the outdoors, human diversity, and biodiversity. This year, it is also a celebration of the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service.
What is a BioBlitz Event?
A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place.
National Geographic and the National Parks BioBlitz
In the decade leading up to the National Park Service centennial, National Geographic and the National Park Service have collaborated on a BioBlitz in a different national park each year. In 2016, to celebrate the centennial, over 250 BioBlitzes are happening across the country and throughout the year.
The cornerstone BioBlitz in the Washington, D.C. region will take place May 20-21.
The two-day Biodiversity Festival will be held on the National Mall at Constitution Gardens and will feature hands-on science exhibits, food and art, as well as family-friendly entertainment and activities.