City Nature Challenge 2020 is still going on, however, due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel our community events this year to ensure the safety of participants. We are happy to offer the following online events that are available to anyone, anywhere!
Tune up your iNaturalist skills just in time for City Nature Challenge 2021 by joining one our FREE webinars! We will be hosting introductory webinars with partnering organizations. Learn the tricks-of -trade in using iNaturalist efficiently and effectively. Learn how by sharing your nature photographs to iNaturalist can help researchers from around the world. Click the event below to link to the registration pages. Events are open to anyone (even if you are not in Calgary)!
What you’ll need:
- Phone/ tablet / laptop with access to iNaturalist.ca or the app installed.
- Tuesday, April 13 12:00-1:00PM Green Calgary: City Nature Challenge – Urban Wildlife Presentation
- Wednesday, April 14, Weaselhead: iNaturalist How-to
- Thursday, April 15 6:00-7:00PM Green Calgary: City Nature Challenge – Urban Wildlife Presentation
- Monday, April 19, 6:00-7:00PM Calgary Public Library: 21st Century Naturalists (Library Card Required)
- Wednesday, April 21 2:00-3:00PM Calgary Public Library: 21st: Century Naturalists (Library Card Required)
- April 26, 2021 6:30-7:30PM Nature Conservancy of Canada: Conservation, Recreation, and… Citizen Science?
These events will be presented by Matt Wallace. If you’d like to support him, consider thanking him with a coffee.
If you have plans to head out in a small group here are some precautionary measures that should be taken:
- Stay home if you are feeling under the weather!
- Wash your hands before, during, and after adventuring!! Bring sanitizer for you and your group!
- Avoid physical contact and do not cluster! Always exercise a minimum of 2 meters from strangers and give your group members space to breath (you'll also be able to cover more ground!)
- Do not share: binoculars, scopes, guidebooks, magnifying glasses, cameras, and especially phones.
- Air-cheers binoculars or air high-fives for cool sightings and greetings
If you're looking for more information about organizing a "decentralized" community event, we can help guide you through the process with information to get you and your group outside safely! Contact us at email@example.com to find out more about collaborative opportunities.