Event box

Learn iNaturalist for Nature Appreciation and Citizen Science - VIRTUAL

Learn iNaturalist for Nature Appreciation and Citizen Science - VIRTUAL Online

The iNaturalist app is a free tool for engaging with the nature that is all around us. The app records the date, time, and location you snapped a pic of the plant, animal, fungi, etc. that caught your attention. It also asks you to ID your organism, as close to the species level as you can. If you don't know what you're looking at though, don't worry - the community of users works together to identify species. iNaturalist is one of many apps that lets anyone participate in an international Community and Citizen Science effort to track and map the wildlife that exists everywhere, even in the most urban environments.

In this virtual workshop I'll introduce you to taking and uploading an observation in both the app and the web interface, as well as the basics of IDing organisms.There will be a more in-depth workshop on IDing species next week. I encourage you to have iNaturalist installed on your smartphone or tablet and follow along but it is not required. I also recommend a two-screen setup to follow along for using the web interface.

If you would like to join us in person for a nature walk to practice using iNaturalist and enjoy the wildlife of Spring, please meet us at [TBD] at 4pm.

First of two workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the City Nature Challenge 2023: Western Mass.

Location: Online

Friday, April 28, 2023
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Alumni     Faculty     General Public     Graduate Students     Library Donors     Staff     Undergraduates  

Registration is required. There are 50 seats available.

Event Organizer

Profile photo of Melanie Radik
Melanie Radik
UMass Amherst Libraries