UCLA goes back to nature at BioBlitz
by Judy Lin
Held noon to noon, May 30-31, BioBlitz was a 24-hour race to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant and animal species as possible in "L.A.'s back yard," the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The event was equal parts scientific endeavor, festival and outdoor classroom — bringing together leading scientists, naturalists and adventurers from around the country with teams of volunteers of all ages. Some 6,000 people, including 125 scientists, took part. Local schools brought 1,400 children, many of whom had never been to the mountains before. The event was sponsored by National Geographic and the U.S. National Park Service in collaboration with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and California State Parks. To read more about this event, click here to view the full article as published on UCLA Today Online.
Published: Friday, June 06, 2008