City Nature Challenge

The 2020 City Nature Challenge starting April 24 will be a collaborative event allowing everyone to participate while following social distancing guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. Join the email list and check back here for more information before the challenge begins.

The City Nature Challenge, organized by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences, is a worldwide competition to make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the process. Volunteers take photos of plants, animals, fungi or evidence of life - such as shells, fur and scat - and upload them to the iNaturalist app where they can be identified.

In the 2019 challenge from April 26 to 29, FIU and partner organizations in Miami and the Upper Keys helped make 12,160 observations and identify 1,926 species! You can view the results on iNaturalist, including the photos taken.