Aerial view of UCSB campus with City Nature Challenge logo

City Nature Challenge 2023: Santa Barbara County

Fri, 04/28/2023 - 8:00am to Mon, 05/01/2023 - 5:00pm

Location: Santa Barbara County

UCSB Reads 2023 is participating in the Santa Barbara City Nature Challenge! Let's celebrate the nature in and around our urban areas by documenting all the species we can find. The City Nature Challenge is an international community science effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife in cities across the globe.  

Help Santa Barbara County participate in the Challenge by recording and submitting your observations on iNaturalist April 28 - May 1, 2023.  
How can we be happier in cities? UCSB Reads 2023 author Charles Montgomery looks for answers at the intersection of urban design and the new science of happiness. In psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, and in cityscapes from Disneyland to Dubai, he explores the link between the ways we design our cities and the ways we think, feel, and act. His work demonstrates how each of us can change our own lives by changing our relationship with the cities we inhabit.
UCSB Reads, a program of UCSB Library, brings the campus and Santa Barbara communities together each year for dialogue about important topical issues while reading a common book.