13 de abril de 2017

City Nature Challenge 2017: Chicago (April 14-18)

Hi!

I just wanted to make sure that you all knew about the City Nature Challenge happening April 14-18, 2017. Chicago (Cook County) is competing against 15 other US cities to see which city can document the most nature using iNaturalist http://www.calacademy.org/citizen-science/city-nature-challenge

I’ve tagged you in this journal post because you’re a top observer in Cook County over the past year or so. We’re really hoping you’ll participate in this year’s City Nature Challenge – while we know getting observations from as many people as we can is important, we also know that it’s top iNat observers like you that will really push us ahead in the number of observations made and especially the number of species found in the Chicago area!

The easiest way to join in is to just make as many observations of as many species as possible in Cook County during April 14-18. Helping with IDs will also increase our species number, so that’s a great way to help out as well. And of course, spread the word! City Nature Challenge 2017: Chicago iNaturalist project: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2017-chicago

The social media hashtag is #citynaturechallenge (https://twitter.com/hashtag/citynaturechallenge)

NHMLA has made a leaderboard page - it should be dynamic and will shuffle the order of the cities based on who has made the most observations: https://nhm.org/nature/citizen-science/city-nature-challenge-2017-leaderboard

The Nature Museum will be hosting a kick-off CNC event at the Nature Museum this Friday, April 14 at 10am. RSVP here http://naturemuseum.org/oforms/city-nature-challenge-rsvp

Habitat 2030 is hosting a public event at Jackson Park on Saturday, April 15, 11:30am-3:00pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1841379792788544/?active_tab=about

Numerous other partner organizations will be contributing to Chicago's total between April 14 and 18 by incorporating iNaturalist into existing events and programs, but you can also participate on your own by uploading your observations to iNaturalist . We can also use help with identifications (ID's made through April 21 will be added to our species total).

Please feel free to brainstorm other ideas, ask questions, etc. in the comments – and definitely add others to this journal post via tagging them in the comments!

@sanguinaria33 @elfaulkner @skrentnyjeff @bouteloua @randyshonkwiler @isaac_krone @evan8 @hikebikerun13 @andriy @lifeondakinstreet @janebaldwin @dsuarez @sea-kangaroo @scottmohan @fpccoutreach1140 @missgreen @prairieclover @timidlittleturtle @catalpa_joe @charles18 @aseglias @rgraveolens @palmera01 @jessicaross2014 @alan_rockefeller @omegadan01 @dan58 @dpom @jec @flexfolks @arieopteryx @vils_bioblitz_chute @isaaclarkin @nfurlan @jmmcclo @mushi @zachar1 @tulalola @lotsofheadbands @eattaway92 @scottmohan @jackassgardener @aarondurnbaugh @getblank @brendan20 @joseph8 @kennedy9094 @thismia @sarahaj @ukrainkadesigns @d_coulter @randomrover88 @cqlanus @eriko @loismallett @annieorel @pedro157_chicagowilderness @nicothoe

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