Date and Time:
Sunday, May 1, 2022, 5:00am to Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 11:59pm
BackyardBio is a global nature campaign that encourages the public, and especially kids, to get outdoors exploring looking for all the wildlife that lives near them. Throughout the whole month of May, we're hoping people will take the chance to document what they find through photographs, sketches and stories and will share it with the world to help foster a worldwide appreciation for local biodiversity everywhere.
There are three primary ways people can share what they discover
- On social media using the #backyardbio - share images of wild creatures or of your family/classroom getting out enjoying nature
- Via the INaturalist App. By joining the BackyardBio INaturalist project all your observations will be collated together to provide a snapshot of all the living things around the globe. For younger kids and classes, we encourage the use of the Seek App instead—as it makes nature learning an engaging game and prevents location data for little ones from being collected. Visit iNaturalist's BackyardBio page to learn more.
- For teachers, there is the option to register your classroom on the BackyardBio.net website where your class will be partnered with others of the same age around the world to join in a shared BackyardBio experience. 2021 had 350+ classes participate in this way and it was far and away the most enriching experience for educators and students.
How to apply/register:
Teachers can register their classes at BackyardBio.net to be connected with other educators!
Anyone can contribute their images with #backyardbio on social media without registering or on the https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/backyardbio-2022 project page by simply joining the project