The online workshop on INaturalist will be held on 12 September at 3-4pm, will introduce the app and show how it can be used to record biodiversity. Stephen will talk about participation in the ‘Great Southern BioBlitz’ and will also suggest some ideas on how this app can be used by Friends of groups to generate greater engagement with their park, identify weed patches and contribute to research whilst in their park
Citizen Science projects are a great way to learn more about our parks and the natural environment. A number of current projects in SA use a free app called iNaturalist which enables you to take a photo of a plant or animal, record its location and share it with others who can assist you to identify it.
One such citizen Science project is the Great Southern Bioblitz. This is an international period of intense biological surveying which seeks to record all the living species within several designated areas across the Southern Hemisphere in Spring. It will be held September 25 – 28th, 2020. We are fortunate that Stephen Fricker, a University of SA staff member and organiser of the Great Southern Bioblitz in Adelaide, will be holding an online workshop for Friends of Parks members.
You can register to join this online event at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/an-inaturalist-introduction-for-friends-of-parks-members-tickets-117495954563
We hope to see you there!