City Nature Challenge

Help the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area (including Everett, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and any place within Snohomish, King and Pierce counties!) show the world how biodiverse our region is by making observations of local species during City Nature Challenge!

About the program


City Nature Challenge Meet Ups

Join the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as they partner with organizations around the Sound for a series of public meet ups for science! We will show you how to participate in the Seattle-Tacoma City Nature Challenge and lead everyone through an observation at the park! Come learn how to observe nearby nature as part of a global event and contribute to community science!

These meet ups are free and open to all ages, no sign up required. All you need is a mobile phone or tablet with data, the iNaturalist app (also free and we can help you download and set it up) and some natural curiosity. We will show how you can help by observing nature, identifying observations, or better yet – both – looking high and low for all nature in the Seattle-Tacoma area (all of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties) and sharing your observations using iNaturalist! Come out and observe with us at one of these events:

April 28, 2023

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Crossroads Park International Shelter (16124 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008)

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Charles Richey Senior Viewpoint/ Constellation Park (3521 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116)

April 29, 2023

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Adopt A Stream Foundation & Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park. (600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208)

May 1, 2023

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Meadowbrook Pond (3600 NE 105th St, Seattle, WA 98125)

WDFW Public Calendar

Seattle-Tacoma CNC Planning Committee: Woodland Park Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Seattle Parks, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife's Habitat@Home Program, Green Tukwila/City of Tukwila. City Nature Challenge is co-organized by San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

Humane Certification
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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