Discover biodiversity in the nation’s capital!

Join National Geographic and the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., for the National Parks BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival, May 20-21, 2016. Be part of this nationwide celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial and biodiversity in your national parks.

What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place.

Get involved! All events are free and open to everyone.

  • Sign up to join or lead a BioBlitz species inventory where teams of scientists, students, teachers, families, and other volunteers head out to explore, identify, and document plants and animals.
  • Experience the Biodiversity Festival, May 20-21, 2016, at Constitution Gardens on the National Mall. Enjoy hands-on science exhibits, food, art, and family-friendly entertainment.