03/24/2017

Student and Alumni News
Will you be in NYC for spring break? Are you looking for something fun to do? Share your love of science and help us make the City Nature Challenge a success!
 
ABOUT THE CITY NATURE CHALLENGE
A citizen science event being held in 16 cities across the country, our goal is to help New Yorkers log as many observations using the iNaturalist app as possible between 4/14 and 4/18. 
 
The classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 are already be familiar with iNaturalist from our BioBlitzes. (Class of 2020, you can get a preview of BioBlitz data collection.)
 
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
1. Make some iNaturalist observations between April 14 and 18. Download the iNaturalist app and get out there! You don’t need to join the CNC:NYC project, any observation you make using iNaturalist in the five boroughs during this time will be automatically collected in the project, but if you want to get updates, you can join here: http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2017-new-york-city
 
2. Volunteer to become an iNaturalist expert. We have several park partners that are hosting events related to the City Nature Challenge. They would love to have a few awesome Macaulay students to help people make iNaturalist observations. Please fill out this form (https://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/bioblitz/city-nature-challenge-nyc-2017-volunteer-sign-up/) by Tuesday 3/28 if you would like to be one of these volunteers. The time commitment would be a 1 hour training at MHC and at least 2 hours at a park with one of our partners. These hours would count towards your community service.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kelly O’Donnell (kelly.odonnell@mhc.cuny.edu).