City Nature Challenge
Join us for the City Nature Challenge April 29 - May 3, 2021 with a virtual kickoff event April 22 from 3p – 4p on Zoom with Barrett, the Honors College.
What is the City Nature Challenge?
The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a bioblitz-style competition where cities compete against each other to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. Barrett, the Honors College will participate for the first time this year, encouraging students, faculty, staff, and alumni to take a break, get outside, and document the nature in your area.
Nature is all around us, even in our cities! By working together to find and document nature in our area, we can get to know species where they are at and how to protect them. So, let’s learn more about our local nature and can make our cities a better place – for us and other species!
• Explore the nature around you. Learn about new plants and various species that make up your world.
• Learn about social and environmental justice. Study the change needed in the areas around you.
• Discover ecotherapy. Learn about the connection between time spent in nature reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.
How to join:
Step One: Download the iNaturalist app to your smart phone or visit the iNaturalist website at www.inaturalist.org
Step Two: Create an account using your email to setup an iNaturalist username and password
Step Three: Join both the Barrett and ASU projects thru the mobile app or on the web
• Mobile App: Tap More than click Projects and search for “Barrett, The Honors College 2021 City Nature Challenge” and “ASU 2021 City Nature Challenge.” Tap Join.
• Website: Type the project names above and click Join at the top right of the banner
• You can also find the projects by visiting the following links:
o Barrett, The Honors College 2021 City Nature Challenge
o ASU 2021 City Nature Challenge
Step Four: Make observations and share what you’ve found on iNaturalist.
• Capture or upload photos of plants, animals and insects, then share observations.
• Once you have joined the projects, observations are automatically included in our projects.