Join Us for the Sixth Annual City Nature Challenge!

Get Outside!

As community science initiatives continue to grow in popularity, this year’s sixth annual City Nature Challenge is expanding to more than 400 cities across six continents. The global event calls on current and aspiring community scientists, nature and science fans, and people of all ages and education backgrounds to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, animals, and fungi within the boundaries of the Town of Blacksburg using the free mobile app iNaturalist. From Friday, April 30 to Monday, May 3, participants can upload their observations to the app and they will automatically be included in the project.

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For updates, follow the Town of Blacksburg’s Facebook page.

Join us for April’s Lunch and Learn for Even More Info

For this month’s Lunch and Learn we will have two exciting topics: Blacksburg’s City Nature Challenge and the YMCA at Virginia Tech’s YToss collection week. Come learn how to participate in the City Nature Challenge from Will Lattea, the Town of Blacksburg’s Energy & Environmental Specialist. We hope you are able to join us!

When: Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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