Current Projects

Your observations add to scientific knowledge and help create a better understanding of our region for generations to come. We welcome you to get involved in any and all of our current citizen science projects.

City Nature Challenge

April 26-29, 2019

The City Nature Challenge 2019: San Diego is a global competition to see which city can record the greatest number of observations of their local flora and fauna over a 4-day period.

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Border BioBlitz

March 2, 2019

Join us in this binational effort to record as many species as possible along each side of the U.S.-Mexico border. Be a part of our Saturday team at Border Field State Park and learn to use iNaturalist.

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Amphibian and Reptile Atlas of Peninsular California

Take photos of reptiles and amphibians you spot in Southern California and Baja California and upload them to iNaturalist. Suggest an identification or have them identified by the iNaturalist community.

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San Diego County Plant Atlas

Take photos of wild plants you come across in San Diego County and upload them to the San Diego County Plant Atlas project on iNaturalist. Suggest an identification or have them identified by the iNaturalist community.

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Flying Squirrels of Southern California

Help The Nat and regional scientists learn more about the charming and elusive California flying squirrel. Participants residing in the San Bernardino Mountains may be eligible to install a camera in their yard to capture images of this nocturnal creature.

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