City Nature Challenge
Find wildlife. Take a photo. Share on iNaturalist.
Join in the City Nature Challenge , April 30- May 3. This community science event encourages friends and family to explore nature in your neighborhood, local parks, and throughout LIncoln-Lancaster County. It is free to participate. Download the iNaturalist app, find plants or wildlife during the observation period, take a photo, and identify the species if you can. Identification will be verified by experts, so even if you are unsure of what you see still document it!
Started in 2016 for the first-ever Citizen Science Day, the community science teams at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences dreamed up the CNC as a fun way to capitalize on their home cities’ friendly rivalry and hold a community science event around urban biodiversity. The first CNC was an eight-day competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, engaging residents and visitors to document nature in order to better understand urban biodiversity. In 2017 the CNC went national, and in 2018, the CNC became an international event. The 2019 CNC reached almost 1 million observations. Over 200 cities, including Lincoln, Nebraska, are expected to participate in 2021.
More info is available at, https://outdoornebraska.gov/citynaturechallenge/
Date & Time
Weekly on Sunday, Monday, Friday, and Saturday
Apr 30, 2021 through May 03, 2021