Get ready to contribute your iNaturalist observation skills to your local community organizations to help collect data for science!
The 2020 City Nature Challenge is April 24-27. With a variety of ways you can participate, we are offering naturalists and instructors who want to take their involvement to the next level an exclusive webinar on iNaturalist and how to host a Bioblitz on Wednesday, February 19 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.
This webinar is intended for naturalists who are interested in engaging with the City Nature Challenge beyond contributing observations. Attendance is encouraged for those who are willing to commit to time to additional organizing on behalf of the California Naturalist program. RSVP here to receive access to the webinar link information.
Webinar topics will include:
- Tips for taking better photos for iNaturalist
- Essentials for hosting a bioblitz
- Steps for reporting your iNaturalist contributions to your city for the CalNat statewide program
- CalNat's goals for our naturalists in the City Nature Challenge
The City Nature Challenge began in 2016 as a nature-observation competition between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County, organized around simple charge: “which city can find the most nature?” Since then, the competition has expanded rapidly, and this year over 250 cities will participate worldwide! This is an exciting opportunity for California Naturalist alumni to use their skills with iNaturalist, reconvene, and get involved in a global effort. Learn more about the cities participating California:
- City Nature Challenge Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties)
- City Nature Challenge Sacramento Region (Sacramento, Yolo, Nevada, Ed Dorado, Yuba, Sutter, Placer, and Amador Counties)
- City Nature Challenge Los Angeles (Los Angeles County)
- City Nature Challenge Costa Mesa (City of Costa Mesa)
- City Nature Challenge Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino Counties)
- City Nature Challenge San Diego (San Diego County)
For more questions, email Sarah Angulo, firstname.lastname@example.org.