May 1st - August 1st 2013
May 22 - International Day of Biological Diversity
What is Biodiversity?
Biodiversity refers to the incredible number of plants and animals around us.
Do you know your wild neighbours? The Get to Know Program, Shell Canada and our other amazing partners invite you to get to know the amazing plants and animals right in your own backyard.
Join us for the 2013 Get to Know BioBlitz, a unique celebration of art and biodiversity held at national parks, national historic sites, urban green spaces, and even school yards, from coast to coast. The fun starts in May, in celebration of International Day of Biodiversity (May 22) and events will run until the contest end, August 1st.
What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is a short (usually one-day), intense team effort to discover as many different life forms as possible in one location. This often involves researchers and the general public working together to identify as many species as possible in a 24 hour period. The Get to Know BioBlitz puts a fun new spin on this concept, by offering short, youth-focused events that are all about connecting with nature through fun and educational activities. Read more »
Want to Host a BioBlitz?
For parks, nature areas, schools and community groups interested in hosting a Get to Know BioBlitz, we have several leader resources available on this website. Please contact us to learn more about hosting an event, share ideas, get additional guidance, and to have your event listed on our website.
BioBlitz events are relatively easy to organize and always a lot of fun! Email us here: email@example.com