NVDPL Nature Challenge

Last year, the BC Parks Foundation helped youth and adults alike capture over one-million wildlife observations for scientists. This year they have an even bigger challenge for British Columbians: to get the most wildlife observations in ALL of Canada!

NVDPL is stepping up to the cause by helping the BC Parks Foundation rally kids of all ages in our community to become citizen scientists and take on the Foundation’s challenge. 

Becoming a NVDPL citizen scientist is simple: upload observations using iNaturalist and complete a NVDPL Nature Challenge activity booklet. Using this activity booklet, we want you to explore the outdoors and make as many observations as you can about the living things in your community! When you return your completed booklet, you can enter your name into our book prize draw. (But you don’t have to stop making nature observations using iNaturalist!)


Are you ready for the challenge? Here’s what you do:

  1. Collect a NVDPL Nature Challenge activity booklet from your nearest NVDPL branch starting Friday, March 12.
  2. Have a parent help you access the iNaturalist app on your smart device or computer.
  3. Next, explore and make careful wildlife observations while completing your activity sheets. You can explore anything from BC parks to your own backyard!
  4. Make sure to take wildlife observation photos with iNauralist, if you are able! The observations on iNaturalist helps achieve the most observations in all of Canada.
  5. Once you complete your activity booklet, return to your NVDPL branch for a stamp and an entry into the book prize draw.
  6. Only the chosen winners will be contacted for the prize.
  7. Only one entry allowed per child.

NVDPL Nature Challenge Booklets will be available starting March 12. Winners of the book draw will be chosen and contacted by March 31.


Discover the BC Parks Foundation and the Parks Foundation iNaturalist Project here. To learn more about iNaturalist, click here!


All Locations


Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 5:00pm


  • All Ages