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Wildlife ID-a-thon with iNaturalist

Wildlife ID-a-thon with iNaturalist

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. Third and final in a series of three workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the City Nature Challenge 2020: Pioneer Valley.


Science & Engineering Library, 2nd Floor Classroom

Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Science and Engineering Library, Learning Studio
Audience:
  Faculty     General Public     Graduate Students     Staff     Undergraduates  

Event Organizer

Melanie Radik
UMass Amherst Libraries