If you are Twitter users with accounts in this social medium (personal or work-related), you have an excellent opportunity to expose your "followers" to DLIA. DLIA has an account that is beginning to grow. We can pick up a lot of speed in this area of promotion by 1) bringing in more viewers (="followers"), and 2) producing interesting tweets from the DLIA account that show the park biodiversity and educational values of DLIA's mission.
Discover Life in America’s Annual Conference a Huge Success including a visit by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Conservation Biologist E.O. Wilson
The search for life in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was celebrated at a unique gathering in Gatlinburg, March 22-24, hosted by Discover Life in America (DLIA). The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Conference brings experts and volunteers from around the world in celebration of citizen science and the amazing biodiversity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This year’s conference was titled “The Roots of Biodiversity with Dr. E.O. Wilson.”
At the request of the park, DLIA has formed Tree Teams of citizen scientists to sample threatened forest types, in order to discover what species of invertebrates may also be lost as these forests continue to decline. DLIA is a pioneer in using comprehensive approaches to biodiversity sampling, but some tree stand types have not had this sampling. The high elevation American beech tree stands are the first forest type to be sampled by DLIA using a newly developed multi-collection method.