2009 Yellowstone National Park Bioblitz

2009 Yellowstone National Park Bioblitz: A Modern-day Lewis and Clark Exploration August 28 and 29, 2009 Open to the public August 29, 2009, 12–3 p.m., Albright Visitor Center in Mammoth Hot Springs Some of the top researchers and scientists in the area (including ichthyologists, ornithologists, mammalogists, entomologists, herpetologists, and botanists) joined park staff and the public for the Yellowstone National Park Bioblitz, a 24-hour inventory of all living organisms. This was the first bioblitz in Yellowstone National Park. The event was open to the public on August 29 from 12–3 p.m. in front of the Albright Visitor Center for children, families and others. Visitors met with scientists in the “Discovery Field Lab” to learn more about the animals and plants that were discovered. Educational programs on Yellowstone National Park natural history and specific survey techniques employed by the scientists were available for families. The Yellowstone National Park Bioblitz was funded by a generous grant from Canon U.S.A., Inc. to the Yellowstone Park Foundation that was matched in 2008 with funds from the National Park Service’s Centennial Challenge for the Greater Yellowstone Science Learning Center.