Greater Kansas City City Nature Challenge

This year the Kansas City Zoo is teaming up with the city of Kansas City to participate in an international bio-blitz called The City Nature Challenge. The event occurs the week of April 30th through May 3rd 2021. Use citizen science and the iNaturalist platform to collect data on plants and...

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St. Louis City Nature Challenge

The City Nature Challenge is a fun competition that offers a terrific opportunity to connect with nearby nature. In addition to being fun, a reason to get outside, and a wonderful educational opportunity, the City of St. Louis uses the City Nature Challenge as a way to help build the City’s Urban...

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River Clean-up & Dock Bash

Meet up and team up at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch to help clean up the St. Louis Riverfront! 9 billion tons of trash end up in the ocean every year. In fact, the Mighty Mississippi River is one of the largest sources of oceanic plastic debris. But with YOUR help, we can minimize our...

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Collecting Data to Explore Plastic Pollution in Our Communities

The most democratic goal of education is to develop engaged citizens who are able to investigate compelling questions about their community and the world around them. National Geographic has developed the Geo-Inquiry Process as one way to achieve this goal by positioning students to develop the...

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