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About the Blitz

Rocky Mountain National Park boasts one of the most expansive areas of alpine terrain in the United States as well as beautiful forests and mountain meadows. To better understand, appreciate, and protect this national treasure, the National Park Service and National Geographic Society are teaming up to host a 24-hour BioBlitz species count and a two-day Biodiversity Festival, August 24-25, 2012. Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, BioBlitz will bring together 200 leading scientists and naturalists from around the country, thousands of local citizens of all ages, and nearly 1,000 students from around the state.

Activities to occur during the Rocky Mountain BioBlitz include:

Discovery Site Inventory Team Opportunities—REGISTER NOW!

Be part of an expert-led species inventory team to discover, count, map, and learn about the park’s diverse organisms, ranging from microscopic bacteria to towering pines. To ensure a spot on an inventory team, you must register online.

The Biodiversity Festival

Enjoy music, live animals, photography workshops, science demonstrations, hands-on activities provided by prominent science and environmental organizations, food, and art. This free, family event is open to explorers of all ages. No registration is required for the festival. Check out evening activities for Friday's “After Hours at the Festival.”

Ranger-Led Activities in the Park

Explore the park with expert rangers as your guides. From bird walks to nighttime exploration there is something for everyone. No registration required.

Additional links for the Rocky Mountain BioBlitz:

Additional Information for Scientists
Educational Resources
Volunteer With the Rocky Mountain BioBlitz
Explore Rocky Mountain National Park
• Questions and BioBlitz Updates Email: bioblitz@ngs.org
• Media Inquiries Email: kyle_patterson@nps.gov

New this year—sign up for text alerts! Keep up with the action from Rocky Mountain National Park and sign up for cell phone text alerts notifying you of the latest discoveries, the species count, and special events. Text "BIOBLITZ" to 50555.

Get more information about other technology opportunities, including Project Noah and FieldScope (PDF).

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