2018 City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is back and it's bigger than ever!  Running from April 27-April 30, 2018, the City Nature Challenge encourages people to get outside and document urban nature using the website and mobile app iNaturalist.  This year, over 60 cities across the world will compete to see who can make the most observations, find the most species, and engage the most people.  You can participate in a public event like the ones listed below or submit observations at your own location.  Just visit the website iNaturalist.org or download the mobile app, join the Minneapolis/St. Paul project, and start sharing your photos.  

Use the map below to find an event near you.  New events are added weekly.

Do you live outside the seven county metro area?  Check out our sister event in the Twin Ports!

Find an Event Near You!


April 28-Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

April 28-Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom

April 28-Lowry Nature Center-see above map

April 28-Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Bloomington Visitor Center

April 28-Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Bass Ponds

April 28-Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge-Rapids Lake Visitor Center

April 28-Minnesota Zoo

April 29-Coldwater Spring

April 29-Minnesota Zoo

April 29-Powderhorn Park

April 30-Science Museum of Minnesota

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