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FOWT to Participate in “City Nature Challenge” 2019

This year FOWT is excited to announce we will be hosting and participating in the 2019 City Nature Challenge:

The City Nature Challenge is a friendly competition among 100+ cities worldwide to see who can observe the most species and involve the most citizen scientists.

We will be hosting a training and orientation event prior to the Challenge:

iNaturalist Training and Hike at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Description – Learn how to participate in the #CityNatureChallenge.  In preparation for the 2019 City Nature Challenge, please join Deborah Barber, Director of Land Management from The Nature Conservancy, who will provide brief ‘classroom’ instruction in using the iNaturalist app before leading the group through the Park’s trails and gardens to obtain practical field experience using the app.  Visit our event page for more details!

And then on Sunday, April 28th – 1 – 4pm, the City Nature Challenge!

‘Hike and Explore’ at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts – Take part in the 2019 City Nature Challenge! 130 cities across 6 continents are vying to prove that their area has the most nature and the most nature-loving residents – and we want the DC Metro Area to win!  Join us for a group hike or strike out on your own to explore the Park’s 130 acres including forests, trails, streams, ponds, meadows and gardens as you take pictures of Parks many plants and animals while taking part in the City Nature Challenge.  We will start with a brief introduction of how to use the iNaturalist app, so be sure you have a fully charged smart phone and have already downloaded and signed in to the app.

For more information on the City Nature Challenge (DC Area), visit their website:

For more information on the iNaturalist app:

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