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Wildlife Species Identification with iNaturalist

Wildlife Species Identification with iNaturalist In-Person

The iNaturalist app is a free tool for engaging with the world around us. It 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. The app records the date, time, and location users snapped a pic of the wild plant, animal, fungi, etc. But not everyone can ID the organism they found!

The iNaturalist community works together to identify observed wildlife down to the species level. Data like these are useful to ecology researchers, urban planners, park rangers, and more! This workshop will familiarize you with the iNaturalist species identification process, and the resources available to you for species identification.

Join us in person in the Science and Engineering Library Learning Studio, where we'll have field guides, species keys, iNaturalist tools, and people to show you how to use them to ID the species you (and others) observed!

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

Location:  Science & Engineering Library, Learning Studio

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Science and Engineering Library, Learning Studio
  Alumni     Faculty     General Public     Graduate Students     Library Donors     Staff     Undergraduates  

Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Melanie Radik
UMass Amherst Libraries