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What is a BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is what happens when a community comes together to try to find as many species as they can within a set boundary and time frame. This BioBlitz is set on RIT's campus, and it lasts Friday to Monday on Labor Day weekend.

Why RIT?

Since it's built on a swamp, RIT's campus has a surprising wealth of biodiversity. We want to get the word out! By increasing awareness for our local wildlife, we hope to encourage habitat conservation and promote the growth of citizen science in Rochester.

How can I participate?

  1. Attend our nature walks and demonstrations (click on "Schedule" for the event itinerary).

  2. Photograph everything you can find!

  3. Create an account on iNaturalist using either the iOS app, the Android app, or the desktop website. iNaturalist is the online database we're using to compile photographic observations. There you can find a real-time map, leaderboard, and news bulletin. Click on "Observations" to go directly to our page and click the "Members" icon to receive updates. Or, click here for more details about how iNaturalist works. 

  4. Upload your photos, or help ID other observations!

Thank You to Participating Organizations!

  • The RIT College of Science (COS)

  • The Seneca Park Zoo (SPZ)

  • The Student Environmental Action League (SEAL)

  • The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

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