Get in touch with nature by joining City Nature Challenge April 30-May 3
Join participants from over 350 cities around the world for the City Nature Challenge by sharing your observations of wild plants and animals in the Kane County area between April 30 and May 3.
Taking part in this challenge is easy!
First, find any plant, animal, or any other evidence of life found in your city.
Next, take a picture of what you find on your phone.
Finally, share your observations through the iNaturalist app.
To learn all of the details on how to participate in the City Nature Challenge, register for a free webinar with the Forest Preserve District.
During this webinar, they will share how you can document nature in your city to understand urban biodiversity, during this eight-day bio-blitz challenge.
The City Nature Challenge Zoom webinar takes place the day before the event starts on Thursday, April 29, from 7 to 8 p.m.
To register, go to kaneforest.zoom.us.
For more information, visit www.citynaturechallenge.org, email email@example.com, or call (630) 444-3190.
Started in 2016 for the first-ever Citizen Science Day, the citizen science teams at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences dreamed up the City Nature Challenge as a fun way to capitalize on their home cities' friendly rivalry and hold a citizen science event around urban biodiversity. The first City Nature Challenge was an eight-day competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, engaging residents and visitors in documenting nature to better understand urban biodiversity. Over 20,000 observations were made by more than 1,000 people in a one-week period, cataloging approximately 1600 species in each location, including new records for both areas. In 2017, it went national, and in 2018, the the City Nature Challenge became an international event.
For more on the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, visit www.kaneforest.com.