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"Name That Species" with iNaturalist - VIRTUAL

"Name That Species" with iNaturalist - VIRTUAL Online

The iNaturalist app is a free tool for engaging with the world around us. It lets anyone snap a pic of a wild plant, animal, or fungi, and share it. 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.

We'll get to know the built-in iNaturalist tools for species identification, as well as the rich online and print resources available at UMass for field guides and species ID tools. Similar guides may be available at your local library. You'll leave the workshop having contributed to at least one species ID. I strongly recommend a two-screen setup to have Zoom open in one screen and your own iNaturalist account open in the other with the web interface, but it is not required.

Second of two workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the international City Nature Challenge 2024 project in the Western Mass region.


Location: Online

Date:
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Time:
11:30am - 12:30pm
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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Melanie Radik
UMass Amherst Libraries