This perfect springtime activity fosters interest in biology and nature, develops community, and helps scientists gauge the health of our environment—which is why we encourage everyone to join us for the upcoming City Nature Challenge held April 30 to May 3.
Invented by citizen science staff at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (Lila Higgins) and California Academy of Sciences (Alison Young). The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities are in a contest against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we made some modifications to City Nature Challenge to help keep our organizers and participants safe..