March 28, 2014- March 29, 2014

Audience: Groups, Adults, Public, Staff, Middle School Students, Seniors, Press, Preschool Students, High School Students, Families, Educators, Volunteers, Elementary School Students

Location: Mori Point, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Headlands, Rancho Corral de Tierra, Muir Beach, Baker Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Presidio of San Francisco, Tennessee Valley, Crissy Field

Event Type: Exhibit/Installation, Music, Partner Event, Film/Art/Media, Youth Leadership, Birds/Wildlife, After School, School Field Trip, Raptor Observatory, Tours/Walk/Recreation, en Espanol, Environment/Science, Food, Class/Workshop, Volunteer

BioBlitz2014 | Registration Required | Noon on Friday, March 28 - Noon on Saturday, March 29

Calling all citizen scientists! Join National Geographic, the National Park Service, the Parks Conservancy, and The Presidio Trust for BioBlitz 2014 in the Golden Gate National Parks. BioBlitz is a 24-hour event in which scientist-led inventory teams work together to find, identify, and document as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible in an area. The eighth in series of BioBlitzes being held in National Parks across the U.S. in the lead up to the centennial celebration of the National Park Service in 2016, BioBlitz 2014 will help to improve our understanding of the unique biodiversity that exists in our local parks and how to better protect these extraordinary places. Participants must register to be part of an inventory team, public registration is open now. Register today: bit.ly/joinbioblitz 

Biodiversity Festival | FREE | Friday, March 28: 9 am-5 pm and Saturday, March 29: 9 am-4 pm

In conjunction with BioBlitz, a free Biodiversity Festival at East Beach in the Presidio will feature hands-on science and nature exhibits from more than 50 local conservation organizations, photography workshops, food, art, entertainment, and more. Enjoy music from the fun and funky Banana Slugs Band, live animal demonstrations, science rappers, storytellers, and more. Watch scientists at work, get a "diploma" from Biodiversity University, and learn more about what lives in our backyard. It's free, family-friendly, and no registration is required. All BioBlitz activities are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz.



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