Woodland Park Zoo and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium are thrilled to help mobilize people across the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area (all of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties) to join the City Nature Challenge – a nature observation event using the iNaturalist app. Celebrate Earth Day 2020 by participating in City Nature Challenge!
The City Nature Challenge will take place in two parts:
- April 24 - 27 - Observe! Take and upload pictures of wild plants and animals
- April 28 - May 4 - Identify! Help identify what was found
You can support this effort by being an observer, helping others identify their observations, or better yet - both!
Are you interested in participating in City Nature Challenge 2020? Do you want to help motivate other people to participate? What questions do you have about participating in City Nature Challenge in light of current public health guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Please join us for a web-based City Nature Challenge orientation and discussion – we invite those of you who work as informal/nature educators, as classroom teachers, in land stewardship, as naturalists and anyone who is interested in City Nature Challenge to attend!
In this web-based meeting, Woodland Park Zoo staff will lead you through an introduction to the online biodiversity observation tool, iNaturalist. We will share tips for making and documenting observations of the many wild birds, bugs and plants that call our area home. You will also learn how to help your family, friends and others in your community participate in City Nature Challenge. We will provide time for discussion about how to participate, and how to help others participate, in City Nature Challenge safely in light of our current global health situation. Let’s see how much nature we can observe, in a way that is safe for our health, in the greater Seattle area in one weekend!