The City Nature Challenge

About The City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge started in 2016 as a competition between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) has grown into an international event, motivating people around the world to find and document wildlife in their own cities. Run by the Community Science teams at the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM), the CNC is an annual four-day global bioblitz at the end of April, where cities are in a collaboration-meets-friendly-competition to see what can be accomplished when we all work toward a common goal. Learn more.

 

Get prepared for the City Nature Challenge!

Download iNaturalist for Apple or Android 

Learn how how to make an observation with your iPhone

Read iNaturalist’s tips for Exploring Nature in and around your home

Check out our 2024 City Nature Challenge Video!

 

The Kansas City Region’s City Nature Challenge is supported

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City Nature Challenge Events

Citizen Science: City Nature Challenge Kickoff at Discovery Center Friday, April 26th, 2024 | 10AM - 2PM

Walk-in (ages 5+) The Discovery Center is joining multiple Kansas City area conservation partners in the City Nature Challenge, an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities around the globe.
Heartland Nature Celebration Saturday, April 27th, 2024 | 10AM - 2PM

9106 Chestnut Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
Come meet our partners, experience a guided hike at the Heartland Overlook Preserve, and collect data for community science! Click our logo above to find out more.
City Nature Challenge Kickoff at Discovery Center Saturday, April 27th, 2024 | 10AM - 2PM

Walk-in (ages 5+) The Discovery Center is joining multiple Kansas City area conservation partners in the City Nature Challenge, an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities around the globe.
Go Native Saturday, April 27th, 2024 | 10AM - 2PM

Walk-in (all ages) Come celebrate Missouri's native plants! Join us for a day of learning about the wide variety of native plants that can suit your landscaping needs.
Rocky Point Glades Sunday, April 28th, 2024 | 1PM - 3PM

Join Bridging The Gap's Kansas City WildLands team for 2024's City Nature Challenge!

Help us document our incredible local biodiversity using the iNaturalist app in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area.
Lakeside Nature Center Sunday, April 28th, 2024 | 10AM - 12PM

Join a Naturalist from 10:00-10:30 at our picnic pavilion to learn how to iNaturalist platform, and become a citizen scientist! At 10:30 join us for a guided hike of portions of our Fox Hollow Trail and surrounding habitats to find amazing things in nature, and be a part of this city wide challenge.