Citizen Science Workshop: Introduction to iNaturalist
Have you ever seen a flower, tree, bird, mushroom, or insect and wished you knew what it was? Well, now you can find out with iNaturalist! This online platform allows you to tap into a global community of naturalists, biologists, and other nature enthusiasts to help you learn about nearly any organism under the sun. It’s also a tool that’s often used in citizen science projects like bioblitzes to create snapshots of what species are living in an area at any given time. Come and join California Center for Natural History for this fun and informal introduction to iNaturalist!
Bring a laptop computer or a smartphone, and a few digital pictures of organisms that you’ve taken for the hands-on portion of the workshop.
These workshops will be on July 14, 21, and 28 from 6-7:30 pm, and will lead up to a bioblitz at the south end of Lake Merritt on Saturday, July 30 from 10 am - 2:30 pm to document the biodiversity in the newly opened tidal channel!
Come and join California Center for Natural History (CCNH) for this fun and informal introduction to citizen science! CCNH is a non-profit, Oakland-based organization that provides natural history education to adults and families. Visit calnature.org for more details and to RSVP. Drop-ins are welcome!