The Oklahoma BioBlitz! is a rapid inventory of biological diversity hosted by the Oklahoma Biological Survey and conducted by volunteers from around the state and the region. These volunteers count as many species as possible in 24 consecutive hours. Our volunteers range from university professors to boy scouts to high school students to enthusiastic retirees. Anyone who is interested can volunteer to help count Oklahoma's diversity!
Bioblitz is a fun and exciting event to educate people about the natural diversity "in their back yard." BioBlitz offers a hands-on scientific experience and a chance to learn more about the diversity of life where people live.
BioBlitz was invented in 1996 by scientists from the National Parks Service and inaugurated in Washington, D.C., by scientists from the National Park Service, the National Botanical Garden, and the Smithsonian Institution. BioBlitz of varying types have since been conducted in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, North Carolina, North Dakota and other states.
The Oklahoma BioBlitz is not a scientific inventory and the data are not collected using established, repeatable, scientific methods. As such, data from BioBlitz should not be used to promote one kind of land use, environmental or management policy over any other.
BioBlitz! is a project of the Oklahoma Biological Survey and the University of Oklahoma.
For more information contact the BioBlitz! Committee at email@example.com or 405-325-7658.