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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 on Watts Bar Lake in Rhea County.

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 .

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