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City Nature Challenge Kick-Off


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Help us kick off the 2018 City Nature Challenge by joining us on Friday, April 27th for a free event at Foothills Community Park! We'll have guided hikes and programs for all ages, face painting, arts and crafts, prize giveaways, and more!

LIVE MUSIC by the rockin' 80s cover band, The Goonies
FOOD TRUCKS on site: Stone Lotus

Learn more: www.wild.org/naturechallenge


Let's show the world how biodiverse Boulder County is by making as many observations of as many species as possible from April 27-30, 2018! Document nature in your backyard, by your school, in your favorite park or open space area, and upload your observations to iNaturalist, an online platform for citizen scientists. Any observations of plants, animals, and fungus found throughout the County will count.

This year, 65+ cities from around the world are asking people to explore nature in their urban areas and document the species they observe on the iNaturalist app. Last year, 126,000 observations were recorded.

Grand prizes will be awarded to the individuals with the highest number of species observed, and the most observations recorded.

Not only will your observations help build up the baseline of Boulder County biodiversity, but it will provide local land managers with the data they need to protect these wild species.

Join the project on iNaturalist: www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018-boulder

Boulder’s City Nature Challenge is brought to you by the Wild Boulder team, a collaborative program of the City of Boulder Colorado Government, Boulder County Parks & Open Space, and the WILD Foundation.