City Nature Challenge
Cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the 2020 City Nature Challenge. Citizen Science events like the City Nature Challenge are important sources of information as we look at urban development and its effect on nature. The next City Nature Challenge is April 24-27, 2020 and takes place all across America in thousands of communities. Citizen Scientists of all ages observe nature and species and report their findings. Here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, we’ll be making observations and taking photos and uploading them to iNaturalist on April 25-26, 2020 (and you can help too!) Children are welcome to help with a parent.
The 2020 City Nature Challenge takes place in 2 parts
April 24 – 27, 2020
Taking pictures of wild plants and animals.
April 28 –May 3, 2020
Identifying what was found.
Organized by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. This is a global challenge to better understand urban biodiversity and to get people outside and see the nature around them.