City Nature Challenge 2021: Toronto and GTA
April 30 - May 3
Description: Volunteer with citizen scientists from around the world surveying wild species in their communities. Anyone can help out! Take photos of plants and animals and post them on iNaturalist. EcoSpark will map and share the results. Visit City Nature Challenge 2021: Toronto and GTA to learn how to participate.
Launch Webinar: INTRO TO BIODIVERSITY MONITORING April 30th, 11-12am
Register now for this introduction to citizen science biodiversity monitoring. We’ll demo free apps and maps and provide ideas on where to look for neat wildlife. Learn tips for taking research-grade photos that provide the best data for conservation. After the webinar people of all ages will be able to find local species and share photos to iNaturalist.
Learn More: Subscribe to EcoSpark’s e-newsletter for biodiversity updates at ecospark.ca. Dig deeper by booking a school, corporate or volunteer citizen science session. EcoSpark will help your group contribute to biodiversity and ecological health in the community all year.
City Nature Challenge is organized globally by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences. In 2020 City Nature Challenge gathered 800,000+ observations from 244 cities around the world as a virtual event to engage people with nature. This year 400+ cities are involved. Help us break 1 million observations!