Run your Own BioBlitz Event
One of the great things about a BioBlitz is that there is no copyright on either the name or the format, anyone can run an event in any green space. If you want to put on your own big BioBlitz event then the National BioBlitz Network of previous event organisers, volunteers and interested professionals can help.
- Click here to download more information about the National BioBlitz Network and the benefits of joining
We have created and pulled together a collection of resources to help you create a successful BioBlitz event: from the BioBlitz Logo and branding to 'How to' guides and template documents. Simply scroll down to register your event and explore the resources.
Why do a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is an unrivalled opportunity to bring people from all walks of life together, enabling them to discover and experience what nature has to offer. Another important aim of a BioBlitz is for the public to understand the diversity of wildlife living on their doorstep. It's an ideal opportunity to establish the degree of biodiversity within the site whilst giving everyone the chance to experience nature, learn, have fun, be inspired from experts and understand why wildlife recording is important.
Who can participate?
Anyone! A BioBlitz brings together adults and children from all backgrounds and expertise, as no existing knowledge about nature or wildlife is needed to be able take part. Volunteers, students, naturalists, families, school groups and everyone in between can come together in this giant biodiversity event. By working alongside one another we can bring the skills and enthusiasm needed to create a real scientific survey in which lots of people are inspired to learn more about wildlife.
Seven steps to the perfect BioBlitz!
Step 1: Check out the free online resources to work out what you will need for your BioBlitz
Step 2:Join the National BioBlitz Network Mailing List (below)
Step 3: Start planning!
Step 4: Register your event with the National BioBlitz Network for free support.
- Click here to download the guidelines to registration
- Click here to register your event via the online form
Step5: Purchase any equipment you need from NHBS via the BioBlitz Shop
- Click here to visit the BioBlitz Shop
- Use the discount code "BioBlitz Offer" to get 10% off BioBlitz essentials
- On any products you purchase from NHBS having gone via the BioBlitz shop, we get a small percentage to reinvest in BioBlitz!
Step 6: Download the BioBlitz Evaluation Pack
- Contribute to national research into the effectiveness of BioBlitz as a public engagement format and help us continue to provide support for BioBlitz events
- Click here to download the pack
Step 7: Host a great BioBlitz event!
'We are beginning to realize that it is important that we know the species that we have, so that we can monitor changes in their numbers. Wildlife across the World is under threat from development, climate change, loss of habitat and from the introduction of alien species. Some of our own native wildlife is now rare and decreasing. Indeed the future of mankind on this planet depends on the wildlife, although many people do not realize this. The Bristol Natural History Consortium is doing important work in making the general public aware of the need to conserve our native species. The BioBlitz is a very effective way to raise our concerns with the public, and to show the wildlife that we have in our city to the next generation'.
Terry Smith, Nailsea Environment and Wildlife Trust