BioBlitz is a an annual Community Science event where families and experts alike explore, discover, and document the biodiversity of Odiorne Point State Park.
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Thank you to all who joined us for BioBlitz 2021! Over 300 participants, staff and guest experts identified 1,008 species, including 143 newly identified species to add to our list. This brings our 19 year total to 2,520 species identified in Odiorne Point State Park. View our 2021 Bioblitz Species Summary to learn about the notable new finds.
Please check back for updates on our 20th annual BioBlitz, to be held October 1, 2022.
BioBlitz is an annual dawn-to-dusk biological survey of Odiorne Point State Park, where families and nature enthusiasts team up with SSC naturalists and guest experts to explore its habitats to find and identify as many different species as possible in one day. BioBlitz is a great way to excite kids about science, learn about biodiversity, and discover how you can help protect our natural world.
Like an extreme nature scavenger hunt, BioBlitz offers exciting opportunities for all ages to gain knowledge and hone skills in their favorite areas of nature! Habitat, plant, and animal explorations are scheduled throughout the day, allowing participants to choose among activities that interest them the most. With seven distinct natural habitats to survey, there’s something for everyone!
SSC’s Greg Interactive Learning Studio serves as BioBlitz home base and is the field lab for the day. Here, you can observe some of the smallest species through microscopes, see amazing images of finds from past years, learn about the species identification process, and connect with scientists and expert naturalists.
The total number of species identified since our first BioBlitz in 2003 tops 2,520 and continues to grow every year. This valuable catalogue serves as a snapshot of biodiversity of our region. Your participation and contributions to our data set and will not only help us monitor biodiversity, it will also help us provide countless educational opportunities for school children, families and groups.
Non-Members, age 12-adult: $15
Non-Members, age 3-11: $10
All participants are required to wear a mask indoors and when not socially distanced from others outdoors. Please read more about our Visitor Safety Guidelines.
2022 BioBlitz Exploration Schedule
Subject to change. Additional programs will be announced during the event.