The 2022 City Nature Challenge will take place on April 29th to May 2ND, 2022 and will be undertaken in over 300 cities across the world and Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are among those cities competing in this international event!
The City Nature Challenge is an effort for cities to find and document as much urban nature as possible by challenging residents to become citizen scientists: Residents are asked to explore their area (backyard, playgrounds, parks, etc.) for plants and bugs/animals, document their findings (take a photo), and report them (via the iNaturalist website or app). The underlying objective of this event is to develop a new baseline of a city’s biodiversity and to monitor how exactly change is accelerating.
Event size is tracked via the event pages below, so please sign-up!
Anywhere in Indiana!
Statewide Project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/indiana-city-nature-challenge-2022
This event is one of the largest citizen science events in Hoosier history, so join the fun and help make history!
Indy Parks and Rec – City Nature Challenge Backyard Bioblitz at Spades Park Nature Walk
Friday, April 29th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Spades Park Public Library, 1801 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46201
Reconnection to our Waterways – Crownhill Forest Nature Hike
Saturday, April 30th whenever you want!
Crown Hill Forest, 700 West 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
Indiana State Museum – White River Nature Hike
Sunday, May 1st from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Indiana State Museum, 650 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Sciences – City Nature Challenge “15 Minutes of Nature!” Lunch Break
Monday, May 2nd whenever you want!
Wherever you want!
The Indianapolis City Nature Challenge is organized by un-paid volunteers and fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)3 non-profit Indiana Sciences. If you would like to support this effort, please consider donating at the link below:
If you enjoy events like the City Nature Challenge and would like to join our movement, please consider signing up on the form below to stay up to date and, if you are ambitious, join our team!
You can also support the event by purchasing merch from the shop! We currently have the locally designed “Science Will Unite Us” tees from United State of Indiana! All proceeds go to support our STEM events and programming throughout Indiana!
This event, and everything we do, is only possible due to the amazing support and generosity of Hoosiers passionate about science. From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you!