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, the challenge has gone out again, with hopes of even more families taking part.
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, email Genelle.Treaster@wildlife.ca.gov. The Family Challenge packet – along with additional information – is available at CDFW’s Nature Bowl webpage.