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Revised Press Release: Celebrating Biodiversity at San Diego's Urban Island

SAN DIEGO, CA – “You teach me, I forget. You show me, I remember. You involve me, I understand.” These words, penned by the famous ecologist E.O. Wilson, exemplify the power of public involvement in nature exploration. In order to foster the next generation of environmental stewards, we must make ecosystems and the animals they encompass real and tangible entities. On May 21st, 2016 Cabrillo National Monument did just this. Along with over 119 park service units, Cabrillo proudly provided a platform for the San Diego community to get involved in citizen science through the 2016 National Parks Centennial Bioblitz.

Utilizing the biodiversity observation aggregation application, iNaturalist, explorers of all ages made their way to the Monument to discover biodiversity in their National Park. Thanks to a truly outstanding community effort and an incredible team of over 157 scientists, exhibitors, and volunteers, over 1706 observations spanning 427 species were documented ...more ↓

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This BioBlitz is part of a larger effort coordinated by the National Park Service (NPS) to celebrate the NPS Centennial. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the biodiversity of a park and contribute to our greater understanding of the biodiversity of the nation. In addition to obtaining valuable species information from targeted inventories with scientists, this is a tremendous ...more ↓

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