The 2020 City Nature Challenge is a world-wide event where cities compete to see who can log the most flora/fauna/fungi entries into a science-based app called, “iNaturalist.” For your nature observations to count for the City Nature Challenge, you’ll need to document what you find and add it to iNaturalist or your city’s chosen platform. All observations you make April 24-27 will count for the CNC!
The basic steps are:
1. Download the iNaturalist app and make an account.
2. Take photos of wild plants and animals to make observations. If you know that what you’re photographing is not wild, mark it as captive/cultivated.
3. Upload your observations to share with the iNaturalist community.
4. Learn more as your finds get identified!
When: April 30-May 3, May 4-9, 2021
Where: City of Colorado Springs
Help us Keep America Beautiful! Join PikeRide Saturday, April 24th for the Great American Cleanup! To signup, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro tip: sign up EARLY to choose the site you most want to visit, as numbers are limited and some sites tend to fill up.
When: April 24, 2021
Where: Location Varies
Celebrate Earth Day at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center! The day will feature face painting, a scavenger hunt, a kid's wolf tour and Earth Day fun!
When: April 17, 2021
Where: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Cost: $40 adults (12 and up), $20 kids (6-11)
Join Cheyenne Cañon for their spring clean-up, in conjunction with Earth Day! Stay tuned for registration information and more details.
When: 2021 dates TBD
Where: 2120 N. Cheyenne
Space Foundation Discovery Center for a special Earth Day STEM program for kids called “Water Detectives”. A good description for this event could be: “We’re teaming up with the Space Foundation Discovery Center to solve a mystery…how can we tell where water has been? Young detectives will hike out on our trails to search for clues of water in the park, then our friends at the Discovery Center will guide them on a mission to find water on other planets! This event will be fun for all, but will be the MOST fun for young explorers ages 6-12.
Parents must accompany children. All participants including parents must be registered. Masks are required for the duration of the program.
When: April 22, 2021, 10am-12pm
Where: 1805 N. 30th St.,Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
Great Outdoors Adventures (GOA) is hosting a weekend of mindful awareness of Pike National Forest in celebration of Earth Day. Rent an off-road vehicle and relish in Earth's magnificence. Help clean-up any litter found along the way. Feel great outdoors!
When: April Thursday, 22 - Sunday, 25
Where: GOA Trailhead near Westcreek, CO
Cost: Book an off-road vehicle with GOA