For the more information about the geologic resources of the National Park Service, please visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/geology/.
Get Involved in Biodiversity Discovery
You can help protect our natural resources by becoming involved in one of the many projects to discover biodiversity in parks. Whether you are a student, teacher, inquisitive mind, or scientist there is a role for you! Check out the upcoming events to find an opportunity near you.
There is no needed expertise, you can help collect specimens, fill out data sheets, document findings with photography, update databases, or just learn. It is recommended that schools and other large groups interested in participating contact a ranger at the park of interest to coordinate during the event.
The National Park Service is in need of researchers to help lead teams and or perform research to share their knowledge and experience with the public participants of at events. If you have an interest in completing a short or prolonged inventory of a specific taxonomic group, please check back for a calendar of upcoming events.
|July 13-16, 2012||2012 Acadia National Park BioBlitz: The National Park Service, Maine Forest Service, Maine Entomological Society, University of Maine, University of New Hampshire, and the SERC Institute are pleased to sponsor the 10th
annual bioblitz at Acadia National Park on July 13-16, 2012 which will target aquatic insects. The event is open to professional entomologists, amateur naturalists, and other interested persons.
|August 24-25, 2012||
The Rocky Mountain National Park BioBlitz in partnership with the National Geographic Society, is two-day celebration of biodiversity that centers on a 24-hour discovery of species. Teams of experts, students, and public
|June 19-21, 2012||Great Basin National Park will host A BioBlitz concentrating on the Order Diptera (flies). Dr. Riley Nelson (Brigham Young University) will lead the effort, with assistance from the Nevada Department of Agriculture and otherentomologists. The event will include a workshop, 48 hour collection period, and educational programs to share the importance of Diptera with park visitors and staff.|
Last Updated: March 19, 2012