The National Geographic/ National Park Service Bioblitz is an annual 24-hour species survey conducted at a different national park each year. For 2012, the Bioblitz is in Rocky Mountrain National Park. In this first in a series of video blogs from the event, host Bob Hirshon, Program Director in the Education Directorate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) introduces the Bioblitz and speaks with Tracy Barbaro, from the Encyclopedia of Life project, about how you can do a bioblitz in your own yard or park.
More than forty years in U.S., UK, and South African media gives David Max Braun global perspective and experience across multiple storytelling platforms. His coverage of science, nature, politics, and technology has been published/broadcast by the BBC, CNN, NPR, AP, UPI, National Geographic, TechWeb, De Telegraaf, Travel World, and Argus South African Newspapers. He has published two books and won several journalism awards. In his 22-year career at National Geographic he was VP and editor in chief of National Geographic Digital Media, and the founding editor of the National Geographic Society blog, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society's mission and initiatives. He also directed the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to Americans seeking the opportunity to spend nine months abroad, engaging local communities and sharing stories from the field with a global audience. A regular expert on National Geographic Expeditions, David also lectures on storytelling for impact. He has 120,000 followers on social media: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn