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Going for the Gold: Exploring the Biodiversity of Golden Gate National Recreation Area

2014 BioBlitz

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Golden Gate National Recreation Area. NPS Photo.

Have you ever seen a red-legged frog? How about a redwood tree or a mission blue butterfly? Golden Gate National Recreation Area is home to an amazing richness of biological diversity due to its wide variety of habitats, including redwood forests, windswept beaches, coastal chaparral, swaths of prairie, salt marshes, live oak woodlands, and more. On Friday-Saturday, March 28-29, go on assignment with hundreds of scientists, students, teachers, and volunteers to seek out the living organisms that make this amazing place their home. The National Park Service and National Geographic Society are collaborating to host this two day celebration of biodiversity which centers around a 24-hour discovery of species. Associated with BioBlitz is the two-day Biodiversity Festival, a family friendly event, featuring hands-on activities, engaging speakers, and scientific demonstrations, all designed to pique your interest in biodiversity. All events are free and open to the public. Register online and find out more!

Follow Along!

The National Park Service Biodiversity Youth Ambassadors will be helping to discover and document living organisms during this special event. Check back to see the action through their eyes!

Check out the youth ambassador blog to see the event through their eyes.

Last Updated: March 29, 2014