Tuesday, May 15, 2007

This Weekend: Rock Creek Park BioBlitz

Here's another event worth checking out ... yes, I've been lame-o this week in just posting events without really adding much of anything, but I promise more insightful posts to come this week, including, "Ask The Green Miles: Can You Recycle a Microwave?" Stay tuned.

May 18 & 19, 2007, noon to noon

WHAT: Part scientific endeavor, part festival and part outdoor classroom, the Rock Creek Park BioBlitz will officially begin at noon on Friday, May 18, with teams dispersing throughout the 1,783-acre park to begin a nature inventory, observing and recording as many plant and animal species as possible in 24 hours.

Tasks will include wading in the creek to find fish, sweeping nets through fields to catch butterflies, searching the forest floor for hidden wildflowers and catching bats with nets at night.

Meanwhile, activities will continue at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, base camp for the BioBlitz, where talks by experts, displays, entertainment and children's activities will take place throughout the day and night. The BioBlitz is the latest venture in a long history of partnerships between National Geographic and the National Park Service.

WHEN: Opening ceremony: Friday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m.
BioBlitz: May 18-19 from noon-noon,
Closing ceremony: Saturday, May 19, at noon

WHERE: Rock Creek Park Nature Center
5200 Glover Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: bioblitz@ngs.org

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