This year, the City Nature Challenge is a worldwide collaboration to collectively celebrate the healing power of nature by documenting all the species we can find!
Taking part is easy. From April 24-27, take photos of nearby nature, both inside and right outside your doors. Upload your photos to iNaturalist.org or use your smartphone and the iNaturalist app. There's no need to know the species you are posting, the iNaturalist community will identify them for you--that's part of the fun.
Read on for more information on how you can get started with iNaturalist and how to partner with us.
Get outside and take pictures of wild plants and animals.
Upload your photos to iNaturalist.org or use the iNaturalist app. You can use a desktop computer or a smart phone. Not familiar with the app? Not to worry, it’s super user-friendly. All you have to do is:
In order for observations to count in the 2020 City Nature Challenge, photos must be taken between April 24 to April 27, 2020 and must be uploaded by 9 AM on Monday, May 4, 2020.
The City Nature Challenge is a wonderful opportunity to get your students outside and incorporate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and STEM into your classroom. Create student iNaturalist projects using the following resources: