city-nature-challenge-2018Rome is the only Italian city that will be engaged in the 2018 City Nature Challenge, an international competition involving nearly 70 cities, launched by the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and the California Academy of Sciences in the framework of Citizen Science activities. The 2018 Nature City Challenge comprises two parts.  The first will take place on April 27-30 in the form of the so-called Bioblitz events. Citizen will be engaged in observations of nature in city parks, are asked to take pictures of plants and animals and to share them on In the second part, on May 2-4, experts will validate the data and publish them on

The city of Rome participates in the challenge with 4 BioBlitz organized in the following parks: Centocelle, Appia Antica (Valle della Caffarella), Villa Torlonia, Villa Borghese.

You can take part in the challenge using the CSMON-LIFE application and taking advance of experts and researchers during the exploration of the city biodiversity. Will Rome reach the highest number of observations?

StampaThe initiative is part of the EUREKA! Roma 2018 program promoted by the Assessorato alla Crescita culturale of the City of Rome.


Parco Appia Antica (Valle della Caffarella)

27 aprile ore 10.00

27 aprile ore 14.30

Appuntamento: Largo Tacchi Venturi


Urban Nature

27 aprile ore 11.15

Appuntamento: Istituto Tecnico Agrario G. Garibaldi –  Via Vigna Murata 571


Villa Torlonia

28 aprile ore 10

Appuntamento: Technotown Ludoteca tecnologica – Via L. Spallanzani 1/A


Parco di Centocelle

28 aprile ore 10

Appuntamento Via Casilina 712


Villa Borghese

29 aprile ore 10.00

Appuntamento: Viale della Casina di Raffaello 19