Introduction to iNaturalist

  • Saturday, April 07, 2018
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

iNaturalist is an amazing online platform that allows people everywhere to document the wildlife around them and share their observations with everyone, including scientists.  It can also be used as a great educational and monitoring tool for K-12 classrooms and environmental education centers.  In this workshop, you will learn the basics of iNaturalist — how to enter data, how to navigate the website, and how to use the smartphone app.  You’ll get hands-on practice in the field collecting and entering your observations.  You’ll also learn how to set up your own projects in iNaturalist, discuss how to use iNaturalist in programming/lessons, and discuss how you can use your data to answer scientific questions.

This program is a great introduction to using iNaturalist in time for the City Nature Challenge!

This workshop will take place entirely outdoors at Prairie Ridge.  Please come dressed for the weather, and bring a water bottle, a smartphone and/or digital camera if you have one, and a laptop, smartphone, tablet, or other device to access the iNaturalist website if possible.  Please let us know if you will not be able to bring a camera and/or a web accessible device when you register — we may be able to let you borrow one.

Pre-registration is required and this program is open to people ages 14+.  For more information or to register, contact Chris Goforth at



April 7
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Prairie Ridge Outdoor Classroom

Prairie Ridge
1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States


Chris Goforth