March 28, 2014- March 29, 2014
Audience: Adults, High School Students, Educators, Volunteers
Location: Marin County, Presidio of San Francisco, San Mateo County
Event Type: Environment/Science, Volunteer
Volunteer for the Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival!
Learning Liaisons still needed on Friday!
Calling all park friends and nature enthusiasts! Team BioBlitz is rallying event volunteers! The Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival will be happening March 28–29, 2014, and we are looking for a bunch of enthusiastic folks to help.
Join National Geographic, the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust for two days of celebrating biodiversity, exploration, and discovery in our national parks. These two days are going to be jam packed with activities, inventories, festivities, and people, spanning multiple sites throughout the park and exploring a variety habitats from the redwood canopy down to the ocean floor. An event of this size depends on dedicated volunteers to ensure everything runs smoothly, safely, and enjoyably. We need you to make it a success!
Team BioBlitz Volunteer Roles—Sign up Today!
Thank you for your support!
We've received plenty of support for most positions but we still need more Learning Liaisons!
When: Friday and Saturday, March 28–29, 2014.
Register: click on the links for details and registration.
- Inventory Docents—FULL
- Learning Liaisons—OPEN! Friday shifts, assist with youth and school group activities; ages 16 and up.
- Data Squad—FULL
- Support Central Crew—FULL
- Marin (Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Marin Headlands).
- San Francisco (Crissy Field, The Presidio, Lands End, Fort Funston).
- San Mateo (Mori Point, Rancho Corral de Tierra).
Terms: Must attend an orientation session and commit to a minimum of one 4–5 hour shift.
- Saturday, 3/15, 10 am–noon.
- Tuesday, 3/18, 6–8 pm.
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 10, 2014.
Questions: email@example.com or (415) 561-3044.
About BioBlitz: National Geographic and the National Park Service have partnered to conduct an annual BioBlitz in a different national park each year leading up to the NPS Centennial in 2016. BioBlitz is an exciting 24-hour event in which teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible.
The BioBlitz goals Include:
- Discover, count, map, and learn about the biodiversity in the park.
- Provide scientists and the public an opportunity to do fieldwork together.
- Add to the park’s official species list.
- Share the enthusiasm of being citizen scientists.
- Highlight the importance of protecting these beautiful and extraordinary places.
To learn more about BioBlitz, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/bioblitz.