City Nature Challenge Returns to Atlanta April 30-May 3

By Fernbank Museum of Natural History April 23, 2020

Join the fun April 30 – May 3 for the 3rd annual Atlanta City Nature Challenge, led locally by Fernbank. This unique, four-day program connects people to nature while giving valuable insight into the species call our city home. It’s a friendly competition to see who can make the most observations of nature, who can find the most species, and who can engage the most people. There is no cost to participate in the Atlanta City Nature Challenge. 

Learn more about this special initiative from Fernbank ecologist Eli Dickerson.

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About the Program

Atlanta is joining a global initiative to encourage individuals and families to document species of plants, animals and fungi found in nature using the iNaturalist app. The Atlanta City Nature Challenge's goal is to connect people to nature and help give valuable insight into what species call Atlanta home.

Get Involved

  • Stay Informed: Sign up to receive email updates, tips and fun facts relating to the Atlanta City Nature Challenge. (Select "Outdoor Programming" option")
  • Download iNaturalist: Click here or search for iNaturalist in the app store.
  • Get Outside: Explore nature, either in your own backyard or local greenspace. 
  • Find Wildlife: Any plant, animal or fungi in Atlanta counts.
  • Take a Picture with your Smartphone: Your picture will be automatically geo-tagged and date stamped by your phone.
  • Share Your Observations: Upload your observations through the free iNaturalist app  

City Nature Challenge is part of Fernbank Museum of Natural History at Home programming, which includes videos and other resources that deliver Fernbank’s unique programs and experiences to the community in their homes.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Their number is 404.929.6300. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, and YouTube.