How to keep kids’ – and big kids’ – brains busy during a pandemic? That is not your normal challenge but exploring nature nearby can offer some amazing, healthy and inspiring learning opportunities. Combine those back in the house or apartment with the internet and a whole new world opens up that can keep kids active and engaged for days.

With quarantines locking us all up getting outside is an important mental health booster. Organizing a BioBlitz for the whole family can be a fantastic way of being out, being safe, and inspiring kids with nature and learning. Regardless of you “outdoors” — backyard, side lot, nearby woodland, neighborhood creek — discoveries are there, waiting to be made.

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 a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity. These events can happen in most any geography—urban, rural, or suburban—in areas as small as a backyard or as large as a country.” — National Geographic Kids.

Here are some ideas, guides and tools…. a great all-in-one-place resource site for launching your own BioBlitz




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