Partner with your fellow nature nerds (that's us). Join the global effort to get people to explore our incredible region. You will be in good company, all of San Diego County is participating!
Partnering can be as simple as sharing out about the City Nature Challenge with your network, or as involved as planning an event. Scroll down to see all the ways you can get involved. We’ve done most of the work for you!
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The 2023 City Nature Challenge begins Friday, April, 28 at 12 AM PT and ends Monday, May 1 at 11:59 PM PT. Any observation made within the county during the City Nature Challenge will count toward San Diego’s total. Here are a few ways anyone can help:
The Nat plans to make a formal announcement of the total number of observations made in San Diego County on Friday, May 8 via social media, so be sure to follow on those platforms to see the tallied results.
Community science is a wonderful opportunity to incorporate Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into your classroom. And City Nature Challenge really exemplifies it! Plus, the Challenge is a wonderful excuse to get students outside. Learn how to get started with students and create iNaturalist projects using the following resources:
Email Community Science Manager, Lauren Marino Perez.