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City Nature Challenge DC 2018

The City Nature Challenge 2018 is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe. It is a competition to see which city can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.

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Geographic Scope: Washington, DC, metro area

Project Status: Complete - not recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Audio or video recording, Geolocation, Identification, Observation, Photography,

Start Date: 4/27/2018

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Birds, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Pollinators/insects

Intended Outcomes: The Smithsonian’s goal was to increase participation, raise awareness, and become more competitive as a city. Washington, DC placed fourth overall in number of participants, fifth in observations, and eighth in species.