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Citizen Scientist

Have you ever heard of a bioblitz? Find out how you can get involved and become a citizen scientist.

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Plan

  • What tools will you use to do your bioblitz?
  • How will you record what you have found?
  • Where can you learn more about getting involved with a local bioblitz?

Do

  • Bioblitzes are a great example of a citizen science project. Citizen science projects rely on non-experts in a field to help collect data about a certain topic, like animals present in an area or water flow.
  • Run your own mini bioblitz by surveying an area around you, or get involved with a local bioblitz!

Review

  • What was the coolest thing you discovered during your survey?
  • How do you think bioblitzes impact our world?
  • How can you teach others about the biodiversity around them?

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Take it Further

  • Do you know of any other citizen science projects in your community? How can you participate in them? Try doing a bioblitz or other citizen science activity in another area or habitat