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Center for Great Lakes Literacy Bioblitz

Join us in April and May for this 5th annual event!

Event Date

Monday, April 22, 2024 - 12:00 a.m. to Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 11:55 p.m.
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Event Description

We invite you, your students, your families, and your colleagues to celebrate Earth Day with the Center for Great Lakes Literacy’s 5th Annual Great Lakes BioBlitz! This event is a great opportunity to engage youth and the public in community science, collect data to support biodiversity research and conservation, and learn more about the organisms in the Great Lakes Basin.

What is the Great Lakes BioBlitz?

A free event that focuses on finding and identifying as many wild, living things as possible in the Canadian provinces and the U.S. states that have coastline on the Great Lakes during a specified period of time.

When is the Great Lakes BioBlitz?

The BioBlitz begins on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22, 2024) and it runs for 4 weeks, ending on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

How do I participate in the Great Lakes BioBlitz?

The beauty of this project is that you decide your level of participation! Take an afternoon to explore and document some plants or wildlife in an area, or pick a location to return to weekly, or set a goal to find something new every day–there are many ways to participate. You may participate as an individual, a family, a class, or other group!

Joining is as easy as saying “One-two-three-CHEESE!”

  1. Visit iNaturalist or download the app onto your phone and create an account:
  2. Visit and become a member of the 2024 Great Lakes BioBlitz project
  3. Get outside, get out your cameras, and start making and posting observations! As you are able, verify other participants' Great Lakes BioBlitz Project postings.

Want to learn more about the Great Lake BioBlitz?

Visit the Great Lakes BioBlitz Educator Google Site for more information about the project and educator resources for engaging youth in this wonderful learning experience!


Online via iNaturalist