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Global City Nature Challenge

One of the world’s largest community science events!

Global City Nature Challenge
Global City Nature Challenge

General Info

Apr 29, 2022, 8:00 AM – May 08, 2022, 12:00 PM

City Nature Challenge

Description

The City Nature Challenge—one of the world’s largest community science events—returns for its seventh year of connecting communities with nature and each other! From participating in organized biodiversity surveys to recording the wildlife in your own neighborhood, the City Nature Challenge is the perfect way to explore your local environment—all while contributing to biodiversity science and conservation.

Participation is easy: Any photos of wild plants, animals, or fungi taken during the  Challenge can be uploaded to iNaturalist where an online community of naturalists confirms species identifications. Whether you’re participating in an organized “bioblitz” or making observations in your own neighborhood, the Challenge is for budding and seasoned community scientists alike.

1. Find wildlife in your home, neighborhood, backyard, or anywhere else! It can be any wild plant, animal, fungi, slime mold, or any other evidence of life, such as scat, fur, tracks, shells, or carcasses. Check out this guide for tips on finding the surprisingly abundant biodiversity in and around your own home

2. Take photos and /or sound recordings of what you find using iNaturalist or your city’s chosen platform. You can use your phone and the iNaturalist app, or you can use a camera and upload the photos to the iNaturalist website.

3. Learn more about the plants and animals you find as your observations are identified!

📅 Dates 

Challenge takes place in 2 parts 

April 29 - May 2 

Taking pictures of wild plants and animals.

May 3 - May 8 

Identifying what was found.

📍 Location 

Online 

The event is organized by the Natural History Museum and the California Academy of Science 

👤 Age requirement 

Ages 5+

 🌎 Event Website

City Nature Challenge 2022

Direction

Click on "Google" on the map for direction. 

Disclaimer  

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