Take the City Nature Challenge at Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom

On Saturday, April 28, anytime between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., put your new citizen science knowledge to work (see story here). Take part in the 2018 City Nature Challenge and help document what lives in the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom (CWOC).

The City Nature Challenge is an international effort to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It’s a “bioblitz”-style competition where more than 60 cities worldwide will compete to see who can make the most observations, find the most species and engage the most people. Human populations worldwide are increasingly concentrated in cities. But there is nature in every city, and a good way to study it is by connecting community members and scientists through citizen science. Data is collected through the website and mobile app iNaturalist.

The third annual City Nature Challenge calls on current and aspiring citizen scientists, nature and science fans, and people of all ages and science backgrounds to observe and submit pictures of plants, animals and fungi from across the world. Como Woodland volunteers will be on hand to answer questions April 28 at the CWOC, 1221 Wynne Ave. For more information about the CWOC, go to comowoodland.org.

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