THE CITY NATURE CHALLENGE April 26th 2019- April 29th 2019
The City Nature
Challenge began as a nature-observation competition between
the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County in 2016,
organized around simple charge: “which city can find the most
nature?” Since then, the competition has expanded rapidly, and
this year more than 120
cities will participate worldwide! The Center for Community
and Citizen Science is teaming up with the California Naturalist
program, UC Davis Evolution and Ecology Department, and other
partners in the region to put Sacramento on the list this year,
and get our regional community involved.
This is an exciting opportunity for the Sacramento region to get
involved in a global effort, while learning a lot about our own
backyard. It is also a wonderful opportunity for UC Davis to
engage more with the Sacramento Region. This is a great time to
get connected and put forward ideas about how we can get people
in the Sacramento region involved, so please connect with us if
you want to collaborate!
How does it work?
Participants use the iNaturalist app to photograph,
catalogue, identify, and organize observations of wildlife in
their area – the city with the highest number of observations
The City Nature Challenge — essentially a 4-day global bioblitz — will be taking place
on April 26th, 2019 – April 29th, 2019. During
this window, anyone can contribute at any time. There will also
be a variety of events organized to encourage participation, and
help people learn about biodiversity throughout our region.
Following the end of the observation window on April 29th, other
events will be held to help participants identify and complete
their observations in iNaturalist.