Take Part as a Class
Engage students in community science and nature exploration by using the activities in our Education Toolkit.
Take Part Yourself
You can participate by yourself, with your family, or even as part of a group. See our list of participating cities.
Taking Part is Easy
It can be any WILD plant, animal, or any other evidence of life found in your city.
Take a Picture or Record a Sound
Take a picture or record the sound of what you find. Be sure to note the location of the critter or plant.
Share your observations through iNaturalist or your city’s chosen platform. If it’s planted or taken care of by people it is not WILD. Mark it captive/cultivated!
There is nature all around us! Knowing what species are in our city and where they are helps us study and protect them, but the ONLY way to do that is by all of us – scientists, land managers, and the community – working together to find and document the nature in our area.
By participating in the City Nature Challenge, not only do you learn more about your local nature, but you can also make your city a better place – for you and other species!