This document is the first of a series designed to help Extension faculty and others interested in hosting citizen-science events known as BioBlitzes. Together, these documents will assist organizers in launching events in their region, recruiting participants, and sustaining the program over time. This document will focus on the background and purpose of BioBlitzes to help these hosts understand and share with potential participants and other stakeholders the importance and value of the events. Other documents will focus on the details of organizing the event and, for participants, why and how they can get involved.
Reference: Basille M. & Stofer K. (2019). Bioblitzes: citizen science for biodiversity in Florida. UF/IFAS Extension: WEC404. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw449