Capital Nature

Local naturalist and author Melanie Choukas-Bradley demonstrates tree identification to local citizen scientists adding City Nature Challenge observations to the global iNaturalist database. (Photo: Ana Ka’ahanui)

Local naturalist and author Melanie Choukas-Bradley demonstrates tree identification to local citizen scientists adding City Nature Challenge observations to the global iNaturalist database. (Photo: Ana Ka’ahanui)

Capital Nature brings nature into the lives of the region's residents and visitors through shared information, collaborative nature-based tours, professional education, and a community of shared stories that highlight the region’s beautiful and unique biodiversity. Inspired by the Biophilia Hypothesis and the successful Biophilic DC civic initiative, Capital Nature is founded on the principle that humans and the natural world are both healthier when positive nature experience is a part of our daily lives.

We envision a Washington Metro region where a culture of nature engagement and stewardship thrives—where daily contact with the natural world supports human wellbeing and ecological health across our communities.

Current Projects:

  • Nature Information and Story Hub

  • Washington Area Citizen Science Network

  • City Nature Challenge

  • Experiential Nature Programs and Tours (in development)

  • Nature-based Health and Wellbeing Pilot  

Website: www.capitalnature.org

Contact us at info@capitalnature.org

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