iNaturalist Challenge Ideas
Although this years CNC is no longer a Competition, we all love a challenge!
Here are some ways to challenge your own abilities to observe and document the world around you.
Become a Calvert Steward volunteer and your participation counts towards volunteer hours!
Washington DC City Nature Challenge: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2020-washington-dc-metro-area
#StayatHome Challenge: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-month-april-2020-washington-dc-metro-area
Some ideas for iNaturalist Observations
NEWS FROM THE CITY NATURE CHALLENGE COORDINATORS
We know COVID-19 is affecting many of our CNC participants, some much more than others. After much thinking, we have decided to keep the Global CNC event scheduled for April 24-27 (observations) and April 28-May 3 (identifications). Calvert County is part of the City Nature Challenge of the Washington DC region. However, we will be making some significant modifications:
This year’s City Nature Challenge is no longer a competition. We want to embrace the collaborative aspect of the CNC this year and the healing power of nature to allow people to document their local biodiversity in whatever way they can.
During the weekend of April 24-27, 2020 individuals and groups will be on the hunt for animals, plants, mushrooms, and other life forms. These observations will be documented on iNaturalist and counted towards our region's tally. As a participant, it is up to you how much or how little you take part! Do only what feels safe for you & your family and is in accordance with all your local regulations.
iNaturalist 101 - Exploring Biodiversity at Home (April 9th)
Upcoming Zoom webinars:Exploring Nature with Kids: Virtual Learning with iNaturalist & Seek (Train the Trainer, for Teachers, Parents, Youth Leaders) from April 16, 2020.
How to Take Quality Photos for iNaturalist