If you have never participated in a Citizen Science project, this one would be the perfect one to start with if you live in the Kansas City Metro area! Every year, the City Nature Challenge takes place in cities all around the world. By the end of the weekend’s challenge, each city will have data on a huge diversity of plants and animals that live in their region. These statistics help us also get a global snapshot of the diversity across our planet, and all the research is conducted by the everyday person in their own backyard, neighborhood, and community. You can join this year’s City Nature Challenge from April 30- May 3! See the attached flyer on how to join the City Nature Challenge.

Conceptual business illustration with the words citizen science

The Schlagle Library branch offers its own iNaturalist nature study that runs continuously throughout the year. Keep our local KC nature challenge going by joining the Biodiversity Inventory for Wyandotte County Lake Park- the park where the Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library is located. There is no limit to the number of observations, and you can submit photos all year round! Follow the link to access our project, “Biodiversity Inventory at WYCO Lake Park KCK.”

Nature inventories bring you closer to your community and your community closer to you. Enjoy the worldwide City Nature Challenge next weekend and the WYCO biodiversity inventory all year long!