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CDFW’s Nature Challenge Is Calling All California Families This Summer
  • June 22, 2022
A young girl looks across the evening landscape through a pair of binoculars.

Back by popular demand, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Nature Bowl 2022: Family Challenge is underway and ready for Californians to enjoy.

CDFW’s North Central Region initiated this statewide, family-friendly competition during the COVID-19 pandemic as a delightful and educational way for families to explore nature close to home – in their backyards, neighborhoods and local wild areas – while having some outside fun and working together to complete some nature-related activities.

Last year, families from across the state participated in the challenge. This year, we hope your family does too.

The 2022 challenge includes two scavenger hunts: one provided by CDFW and the other to be created by your family. There is also an extra credit element of cataloging your found items – just like a scientist.

The challenge is open to all California families with the deadline to enter on Aug. 31, 2022.

To sign up and receive the Nature Bowl 2022: Family Challenge packet, please email The Family Challenge packet – along with additional information – is available at CDFW’s Nature Bowl webpage.


Media Contact:
Peter Tira, CDFW Communications, (916) 215-3858

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Categories: Scientific Study, Wildlife

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