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TVA Raven Rock, NC Bioblitz sticky icon

June 20, 2015
Event type: 
Volunteer Event

The Tennessee Valley Authority and Discover Life in America are serious about the importance of Biodiversity!

Come join us for a public bioblitz in North Carolina on Saturday, June 20, 2015!
This Bioblitz is a short, one-day (9 am to 6 pm) event.  Generally bioblitzes are an intense team effort to discover as many different life forms as possible in one location. Teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as they can. On this day's bioblitz, Discover Life in America (DLIA) has partnered with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) along with regional scientists to host this event with a focus on plants, birds and butterflies in the Raven Rock Small Wild Area in North Carolina.

Why do we have BioBlitzes?
BioBlitzes are designed to increase the public's awareness of the variety of life in their immediate neighborhood and the services these various species provide to improve the quality of their lives. We usually hear the word "biodiversity" in regard to rainforests, with their vast number of species. Yet the diversity of life in our own backyards is phenomenal.

BioBlitzes also help to:

TVA Whites Creek, TN Bioblitz

July 11, 2015
Event type: 
Volunteer Event

The Tennessee Valley Authority and Discover Life in America are serious about the importance of Biodiversity!

Come join us for a public bioblitz in Tennessee on Saturday, July 11, 2015!

This Bioblitz is a short, one-day (9 am to 6 pm) event. Generally bioblitzes are an intense team effort to discover as many different life forms as possible in one location. Teams of volunteer scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as they can. On this day's bioblitz, Discover Life in America (DLIA) has partnered with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) along with regional scientists to host this Bioblitz event with a focus on plants, birds and butterflies in the TVA Whites Creek Small Wild Area in Tennessee.

It’s totally FREE and we invite everyone (no experience necessary) to join us to celebrate the importance of biodiversity formally through the BioBlitz! Registration required. Call 865-430-4756 or e-mail heather@dlia.org .

Fireflies at Norton Creek Fundraiser

June 5, 2015 - June 7, 2015
Event type: 
Administrative Event

* Limited spots still available! *

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