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Atlanta City Nature Challenge

April 24 - 27, 2020

Connect with Nature, At Home

Atlanta will be joining more than 100 cities around the world to encourage individuals and families to document species of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms found in nature using the iNaturalist app.

Our goal is to connect people to nature while they help contribute to urban biodiversity data. Atlanta is biologically diverse and by crowd sourcing data, citizen scientists can help give valuable insight into what specifically calls Atlanta home.

Get Involved 

We are looking for individual participants and partner organizations. Participation is easy! Simply follow these steps:

  • Stay Informed: Sign up to receive email updates, tips and fun facts relating to the Atlanta City Nature Challenge. (Select the “Outdoor Programming” option.”)
  • Download iNaturalist: Click here or search for iNaturalist in the app store.
  • Get Outside: Explore nature, either in your own backyard, local greenspace or state/national park. Anywhere in the 9-county Metro Atlanta area works, including Fernbank Forest and WildWoods.
  • 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

Who We Are

The Atlanta City Nature Challenge is lead locally by Fernbank Museum with support from these partner organizations: