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iNaturalist: When You Want to Know "What's that Flower/Bird/Bug (and More!)"

iNaturalist: When You Want to Know "What's that Flower/Bird/Bug (and More!)" Online

The iNaturalist app is a free tool for engaging with the nature that is all around us. Snap a photo or record the call and the app 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.

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. If you want to follow along for using the web interface I recommend a two-screen setup and to have a few photos already saved somewhere on your computer.

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 the Hitchcock Center for the Environment (845 West Street, Amherst, MA) on Friday, April 26 at 4pm.

First of two workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the worldwide citizen science project City Nature Challenge 2024 for the Western Mass region.


Location: Online

Date:
Friday, April 26, 2024
Time:
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Audience:
  General Public  
Categories:
  Workshops  

Registration is required. There are 97 seats available.

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UMass Amherst Libraries