The Dal Science BioBlitz

Explore outdoors and help Dal Science record all living things on Studley Campus

September 21, 2018

Join the Department of Biology and the Environmental Science Program on September 21st, 2018 to tally all the species we can find on the Dalhousie Studley Campus.

All are welcome, regardless of your species knowledge. Come by yourself, in pairs, or with a group of your friends.

Join one of our designated experts in birds, insects, plants, trees, lichen and fungi and learn about the biodiversity we share our campus with.

You may sign up for one or more of the available time slots and then select the zone or specialty once you register on the day of the event.

All time slots and zones will have expert leaders with a few specialized events below:

  • 7:00-8:30am - Early morning birding event (All Zones)
  • 10:00-11:30am - Freedman Plant Collection Blitz (Zone 2)
  • 8:30-9:30pm - Late night bugging event (Dal main courtyard). A sheet will be set up with lights to attract the bugs.
  • All-Day - Sweep-netting events (Zones 1, 2, 3, and 5 – sign-up for a zone at the registration table)


Students, colleagues and friends in the Faculty of Agriculture will conduct the first bioblitz on Dalhousie's Agriculutrual Campus in Truro, NS on the same day.

Help the Studley campus team with this friendly competition — the goal is to collectively log at least 200 species to commemorate Dalhousie's 200th anniversary.


How can I sign up?

Visit our Eventbrite page and click Select a Time on the right.

On the day of the event, where do I go?
There will be two registration tables located in the LSC third floor above the Tim Hortons and outside the Killam Library. Visit either site 5-10 min before your section start time to register and they will help you get set-up and direct you to your zone. Drop-ins welcome!

What should I bring?
Just yourself and your mobile device are all that are needed! We will be using a free app called iNaturalist to snap photos of, and record species observations. Support will be available to help you navigate the system. Download the app ahead of time if possible.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any questions, please email Lara Gibson (; Susan Gass (; or Amy Mui (



Download the Zone Map  

Download the Schedule