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iNaturalist

Main Project Information
Goal To empower citizens to record biodiversity.
Task Take photos of biodiversity and upload to iNaturalist
Where Global, anywhere on the planet iNaturalist
iNaturalist
Description

iNaturalist.org is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. It is also a crowdsourced species identification system and an organism occurrence recording tool. You can use it to record your own observations, get help with identifications, collaborate with others to collect this kind of information for a common purpose, or access the observational data collected by iNaturalist users.

From hikers to hunters, birders to beach-combers, the world is filled with naturalists, and many of us record what we find. What if all those observations could be shared online? You might discover someone who finds beautiful wildflowers at your favorite birding spot, or learn about the birds you see on the way to work. If enough people recorded their observations, it would be like a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity, and that anyone could use to learn more about nature.

That's the vision behind iNaturalist.org. So if you like recording your findings from the outdoors, or if you just like learning about life, join us!

How to Join

Register on the iNaturalist web site.
Download the app.
Start sending records of your sightings.

Website https://www.inaturalist.org/
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, Exclusively online, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags android, app, biodiversity, iphone, museum
Project Updated 02/17/2017