University of Baltimore issued the following announcement on April 29.
The University of Baltimore is supporting its urban namesake in the 2019 City Nature Challenge, in which city residents will participate in a friendly competition among cities around the globe to find and document plants and animals by submitting photos to the free citizen science app, iNaturalist.
UB will host a City Nature Challenge Identification Party on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 234 of the Academic Center, 1420 N. Charles St. The event is free and open tho the public; children 12 and older are welcome.
The University was part of the 2018 City Nature Challenge; students, faculty and staff helped Baltimore hold its own against some much larger (in population and/or square miles) metropolitan areas in reporting on biodiversity. That year, Baltimore ranked 24th for observations (5,850), 22nd for species identified (912) and 13th for number of people participating (411).
UB's Environmental Sustainability program will lead efforts to help the community identify plants, animals, bones and other signs of the natural world during the four-day photo submission period.
Learn more about the 2019 City Nature Challenge.
Get the iNaturalist app, free in both the App Store and Google Play.
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Source: University of Baltimore