Be part of National Geographic's worldwide biodiversity celebration!

You, your families, friends, schools, organization, and community have a unique opportunity to contribute record-breaking biodiversity research project that will engage more than one million people worldwide.

The Great Nature Project Photo: National Geographic

CEC member and National Geographic Vice-President, John Francis invites you and your organization to take part in THE GREAT NATURE PROJECT. For 125 years National Geographic has been inspiring people to care about the planet. To mark their 125th anniversary, they will ignite the world’s appreciation for biodiversity through a worldwide celebration of nature.

How it will work – from September 21st – 29th:

1. Go outside on your own, with friends and family, or with an organized group;

2. Take pictures of plants and animals that you want to share with the world.

3. Upload your pictures to photo sharing communities with the Great Nature Project hashtag #GreatNature.

National Geographic will collect the photos on a Great Nature Project site to create a virtual snapshot of nature worldwide. Their goal is one million people around the globe working together to document biodiversity through photography. National Geographic will attempt to set a world record for the largest online photo album of animals.

Join NG in inspiring people to care about nature Mark your calendars now for the Great Nature Project, September 21-29, 2013. And sign up here to learn more. We will be sending out information about how your organization can participate in just a few weeks.

National Geographic is an IUCN member.

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