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City Nature Challenge 2017: Chicago

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago's motto "Urbs in Horto" means "City in a Garden". Let's show the rest of the country how much amazing nature there is in our great city! Chicago is one of 15 cities participating in the City Nature Challenge 2017 (April 14 to April 18, 2017) (http://www.calacademy.org/citizen-science/city-nature-challenge), a friendly competition to see which city can document the most nature using the iNaturalist app. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app. All you need to do is to take photos of any plants, animals, and fungi you see in your neighborhood, backyard, local park, school yard, or any other area in Cook County, and then upload your observations to iNaturalist. You don't even need to know the name of the plant, animal, or fungi you photograph. The iNaturalist community will help you identify it! The Nature Museum will be hosting a kick-off CNC event at the Nature Museum on April 14 at 10am. RSVP here http://naturemuseum.org/oforms/city-nature-challenge-rsvp Habitat 2030 is hosting a public event at Jackson Park on Saturday, April 15, 11:30am-3:00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1841379792788544/?active_tab=about Numerous other partner organizations will be contributing to CNC Chicago between April 14 and 18 by incorporating iNaturalist into existing events and programs, but you can also participate on your own by uploading your observations to iNaturalist. Interested in hosting a CNC event or incorporating into an existing program or event? contact dbild@naturemuseum.org (iNaturalist is a free app available on the app store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8 and Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android)

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Age: 4—65
Cost: FREE
Type: Online

Date + Time

Date(s): 04/14/2017 - 04/18/2017

Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Registration deadline: n/a


David Bild


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