Help to Document Nature in the DC Region

From April 14th to 18th—just in time for National Citizen Science Day (April 15) and Earth Day (April 22)—16 US cities are asking residents to explore nature all around them and document the species they find. Help Washington DC win this friendly competition with the most sightings!

To participate, download the iNaturalist app for your phone, snap photos of all local flora and fauna you see, and identify them in the app.  Last year 1,000 citizen scientists from LA and SF together logged 20,000 observations; now it’s our turn!
Steps to Participate:

  1. Download the iNaturalist App for Android or iPhone.
  2. Create a new user account in the app using your email, gmail, or facebook account.
  3. In an internet browser, follow this link to join the DC City Nature Challenge.  Your iNaturalist account and observations will be added to the DC region.
  4. Take a walk through your neighborhood or park and begin taking photos!

Your contributions on the app, and collectively growing in our understanding of the special nature of our region.

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One Thought on “Help to Document Nature in the DC Region

  1. This is a great opportunity to spend time in nature and contribute to knowledge about wildlife in our city. I encourage everyone to participate.

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