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 was to develop a new baseline of a city’s biodiversity and to monitor how exactly change is accelerating.
The 2020 City Nature Challenge will take place on April 24-27, 2019 and will be undertaken in over 250 cities across the world and Indianapolis was one of those cities competing in this international event!
Event size is tracked via the event pages below, so please sign-up!
This event is one of the largest citizen science events in Hoosier history, so join the fun and help make history!
Several partners join forces for the Indianapolis City Nature Challenge to bring you closer to all of the amazing wildlife Indianapolis has to offer, and you can find a list of their events on the page linked below:
INDIANAPOLIS CITY NATURE CHALLENGE EVENTS
We ask organizations that want to host a City Nature Challenge event, or are already hosting an event and want to incorporate the City Nature Challenge into that event, to submit a request to the form linked below:
Without our partners this city wide project would not be possible, so please support these local groups!
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!