City Nature Challenge 2023: Alachua County iNaturalist Training Workshop

  • When: Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10:00 am
  • Location: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83 St, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: free

City Nature Challenge is an international community science initiative organized by California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum Los Angeles County that encourages people to go outside and explore the nature in their communities. In 2020, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the University of Florida Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation IFAS Extension brought this global event to Alachua County.

Join Alachua County’s iNaturalist project and discover the plants and animals living in your backyard or local nature park during April 28-May 1. Any photos of your natural findings taken during these dates, can be uploaded on the iNaturalist app or website until May 7 to be counted in our challenge. Not only will you find amazing creatures and plants, but iNaturalist helps you learn what you’re observing.

Check back to learn about upcoming iNaturalist trainings and opportunities to discover Alachua County nature with other community members.

iNaturalist Training Workshop
- Date & Time: April 8, 10 am - 11 am
- Location: SF Teaching Zoo

Park Ranger Nature Walk
- Date & Time: April 29 & 30, 9 am
- Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Thank you to our community partners for helping us share this incredible event:
Alachua Conservation Trust
Alachua County Department of Environmental Protection
City of Gainesville Parks & Recreation
Florida Museum of Natural History
Santa Fe College Student Life