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City Nature Challenge

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California Academy of Sciences and Natural History Museum of LA County
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Start date
4/26/2019 - 4/26/2019
Brief course description

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.

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 wins!

Bioblitz and ID Party events are happening in cities all over California. Find an event near you to volunteer you iNaturalist skills or participate! The California Naturalist program headquarters in Davis is teaming up with the UC Davis School of Education's Center for Community and Citizen Science, 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. We’ve launched a dedicated website for the Sacramento City Nature Challenge, and we’ll be updating this over time with information about events, resources for organizing your own participation, and other information. Stay tuned!

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