Below is a list of Indianapolis City Nature Challenge partner events in which you can participate!


Indy Parks and Recreation

Eagle Creek Park – iNaturalist Demonstration

April 27, 2018 | 15:30 | Earth Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Stop by the Earth Discovery Center for a demonstration on how to use iNaturalist to record nature observations, and then head out into the park on your own to look for plants and animals to record for the Indianapolis City Nature Challenge!

Join iNaturalist ahead of time and upload the iNaturalist app to your phone to get a jump start: (photo observations can also be uploaded over a computer). To make observations you’ll need a phone camera or regular camera. Free with park admission ($5/vehicle Marion County resident, $6/vehicle out of county).


Eagle Creek Park – Arbor Day Celebration

April 28, 2018 | 09:30 | Earth Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254

The Arbor Day Celebration is an event to celebrate trees. Activities will include hikes, art projects, music, games, and an opportunity to take part in the Indianapolis City Nature Challenge. There is something for all ages at this family-friendly event. Activities will be available both indoors and out. This event is free with park admission. Gate fees are $5 per car for Marion County residents and $6 per car for non-residents.


Keep Indianapolis Beautiful


Great Indy Cleanup

April 28, 2018 | 08:30 | SoIndy Neighborhoods (Garfield Park area)

Volunteers will pick up trash, plant trees, spruce up gardens, paint murals, and other beautification projects in the SoIndy neighborhoods.

Kheprw Institute


Riverside Nature Walk

April 28, 2018 | 14:00 | Riverside Park

Members of the Indy community will meet at Riverside park to commune with nature and catalog urban wildlife. A reflective discussion will take place after the walk.


Reconnecting to Our Waterways


Art and Science Adventure: Nature’s Canvas

April 28, 2018 | 11:00 | Millersville at Fall Creek Preserve Community Park

Please join ROW for a free, fun, family-friendly exploration of Fall Creek’s biodiversity as we participate in iNaturalist’s City Nature Challenge and enjoy recreating wildlife along the banks of the waterway through paint or illustration.