Extinction Matters BioBlitz – Kelcey Tier – Library Sessions #2
The iNaturalist app and website is an incredible, free tool, used around the world, that enables everyone to record our observations for our own and others’ use, and helps us learn about the species around us. We’ll be using it at the Kelcey Tier Greenbelt BioBlitz on 20-21 October.
Zoologist and citizen science expert Dr Clare Hawkins is the Bookend Trust’s citizen science coordinator and University of Tasmania adjunct researcher, and coordinates both NatureTrackers program and the Extinction Matters BioBlitz surveys. She is always keen to show people the numerous applications of iNaturalist, as a wonderful tool for research and teaching. For BioBlitzes – and any other trips to identify the species living in an area – it’s a great way to remember, and show each other, what we’ve discovered, and it enables us to track the number of species identified in real time. And the software, working with the input of almost 3 million participants, gets better each year at guiding us to identify the species we’ve found.
If you’d like to help record species at the Kelcey Tier BioBlitz, or use it as a teaching and/or science tool, or keep track of what’s living in your backyard – join Clare for a fun tour of what iNaturalist can do, and learn how you can get to grips with it yourself. Author of a short introduction called ‘iNaturalist for the Dubious’, she’ll be happy to be lead by attendees’ questions and interests.
Bring your own laptop and/or smartphone or just yourself – as you prefer.
Facilitated by Dr Clare Hawkins
Event thanks to: Devonport Library, Bookend Trust and Devonport City Council