Record a bird sighting. Help clean up a shoreline. Uncover the past alongside archaeologists. Join other curious, committed people whose small acts of conservation and discovery are making a big difference. You’ll create all kinds of connections!
Want to connect with nature? Get your kids outside? Parks Canada BioBlitz events contribute to the protection of Parks Canada's heritage places, though scientific biodiversity discovery and experiences for Canadians to connect to these places. At a BioBlitz, you’ll join experts and volunteers to count and record the species that live in a specific place. Plants, animals, fungi, birds… what will you find?
Citizen science activities
Previous participants have identified and discovered plants, animals, and more. Learn about current and previous Parks Canada citizen science events on iNaturalist.ca by searching for “Parks Canada” in the Projects tab on the iNaturalist.ca App or website.
Parks Canada citizen science activities to the end of 2018
32 events at 29 Parks Canada places
Observations included: Polar Bear (a species at risk) - Sirmilik National Park
BioBlitz Culture Camp - Inuit youth learning from Elders about nature and culture of their traditional land - Tuktut Nogait National Park
237 newly recorded species almost 100 years after it was established as a National Historic Site - Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site
434 visitors virtually explored marine life during 6 hours of live video from scuba divers - Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
99% of participants surveyed reported an increased understanding and appreciation of local biodiversity - Rouge National Urban Park
Most Northern Bioblitz - Sirmilik National Park