City Nature Challenge: San Diego

Help San Diego win the 2018 City Nature Challenge

City Nature Challenge is a worldwide competition to see which city can make the most observations of their local plants and animals over a 4-day period. And San Diego is one of only 35 biodiversity hotspots in the world, so we should have this in the bag!

From April 27-30, 2018, The Nat is spearheading our local effort to document as many species as possible via iNaturalist. Not familiar with the app? Not to worry, it’s super user-friendly. All you have to do is:

  1. Download the free iNaturalist app to your Android or iPhone
  2. Join the 2018 City Nature Challenge: San Diego iNaturalist project
  3. Take photos from April 27-30 to make observations of wild plants and animals in San Diego (in your backyard, at a park, etc.)
  4. Upload your photos to iNaturalist
  5. Learn more as the iNaturalist community helps identify your observations

City Nature Challenge 2018: San Diego begins Friday, April, 27 at 12 AM PT and ends Monday, April 30 at 11:59 PM PT. The Museum will announce the tallied results on Friday, May 4.

Are you a social butterfly? If so, we welcome you to participate in one of the many City Nature Challenge events scheduled around the county:

Check back in March for an updated event list.

The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.

Want to stay involved past this event? Learn more about The Nat’s ongoing citizen science projects.

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