— The Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) invites the public to attend this year’s national BioBlitz from Friday, May 20 to Saturday, May 21.
This year, thousands of volunteers are expected to turn up across the country for a 24-hour data collecting event organized by the National Park Service and co-hosted by National Geographic. The collected data will be used to detect changes in biodiversity and aid in conservation efforts for parks such as the CVNP.
The Midwest event is sponsored by environmental consulting firm EnviroScience, Inc. and nonprofit organization Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Many of the sponsors’ biologists and scientists will be in the field leading volunteers and performing demonstrations on various survey techniques. Data will be collected on as many species as possible, including plants, animals, fungi, microbes and other species. The app iNaturalist will be used to collect and share data live.
The event is receiving a lot of attention from volunteers of all kind—local scientists, residents, families, students, and teachers, and all volunteers are welcome. To learn more or register, visit www.nps.gov/cuva/bioblitz.htm.
In conjunction with the BioBlitz, the CVNP will also host the “BioDiversity Festival at Howe Meadow.” This free family-friendly event will provide hands-on science activities, delicious food, crafts, live music, and more.
To learn more about EnviroScience, visit www.EnviroScienceInc.com.
For more information, contact Jamie Singer at (330) 688-0111, or JSinger@EnviroScienceInc.com.