Are you curious about nature? Would you like to learn about the animals and plants around you — and interact with a global community of scientists — just by using your phone? There’s an app for that! Join Emilee Winters, a member of the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s team, to learn how to become a citizen scientist with the iNaturalist app. Participants will download the free app and use it to investigate the natural world around them. Data uploaded to the app contributes to research projects in North Carolina, as well as around the world. Come discover why iNaturalist is important and how it helps research efforts on topics like species survival, range, and behavior. Participants are encouraged, but are not required, to bring their own phones or tablets.
About our speaker
A native of North Carolina, Emilee Winters is excited to be an AmeriCorps member with the Conservation Trust of North Carolina. She is currently stationed out of Bald Head Island Conservancy, which is celebrating 35 years of protecting sea turtles, educating the public, and preserving barrier island habitats. Emilee graduated from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, with a BS in Environmental Science.