Have you heard of the City Nature Challenge?
Last year, 159 cities were involved globally, with more than 35,000 participants, but none in Australia.
We are changing that this year, with four cities representing our nation: Greater Adelaide Area (SA), Geelong (VIC), Redland City (QLD) and Sydney (NSW).
We are involved in an international competition to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. We hope you can make a contribution!
How to get involved:
You can participate as an individual and we hope you can spread the word to get friends and colleagues involved, too!
- When? Any time from April 24 to April 27 – you can participate for four minutes or four days (any time you can spare)!
- How? Find wild plants and wildlife in Greater Adelaide and record it using the iNaturalist app or website, work solo or work as a group. Your contributions along with everyone else’s will appear on the iNaturalist website ready for identification.
- Why? Participate to learn more about local nature, demonstrate the importance of nature in Adelaide, make a contribution to global knowledge about nature in cities, and have some fun along the way!
- Where? You can participate anywhere in Greater Adelaide, which includes all of the metropolitan area and extends to places like Kapunda, Murray Bridge, Goolwa, Victor Harbor and Aldinga (see the map when you register)
- Need help? Come to a training session!
- Urrbrae: 4–5pm Wednesday 26 February (click here)
- Urrbrae: 6–7pm Wednesday 26 February (click here)
- Pt Adelaide: 6–7pm Thursday 2 April (click here)
- Find out more about the City Nature Challenge 2020 in Adelaide: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-greater-adelaide
- Questions? Ask us; reply to this email if you have any questions!
We hope you can participate and spread the word!
On behalf of ACSASA
The Australian Citizen Science Association, South Australia
The City Nature Challenge is a global event organised by Natural History Museum Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.
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