Citizen science workshop
BRATTLEBORO- Emily Anderson, of Vermont Center for Ecostudies, will explain iNaturalist and walk participants through the basics of recording their first observation on Saturday, January 11, from 9:30 to 11:30 am in Holton Hall, 3rd floor, Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Drive. For established users, she will answer questions that have come up while out observing.
iNaturalist is an easy-to-use, crowd-sourced species identification app. It allows people to snap photos of animals and plants - then experts from the iNaturalist online community confirm identity. Photos become accepted data about Vermont natural resources, and users can see what others have posted.
Through iNaturalist, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies manages the Vermont Atlas of Life project whose mission is to discover, map, and monitor biodiversity across the state. A cell phone or digital camera is needed to use the app.
The event is free and open to the public. For information on iNaturalist visit www.inaturalist.org.