Libraries Workshop Series: iNaturalist for Community and Citizen Science
April 22, 2020
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
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 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, the community of users works together to identify species. This workshop is meant to familiarize you with the app itself, not to go outside and use the app. By the end of this workshop you will have explored the app's functionality and helped to ID at least one organism. First in a series of three workshops to prepare attendees to participate in the City Nature Challenge 2020: Pioneer Valley.