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Introduction to iNaturalist

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

Update 4/6/18: Due to predicted poor weather, this program has been canceled.

  • iNaturalist is an amazing online platform that allows people everywhere to document the wildlife around them and share their observations with everyone, including scientist.  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 chris.goforth@naturalsciences.org.



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