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CITIZEN SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES: Talk by Adam Kent & Chris Burney

WHAT

Armed with smartphones and the power of the internet, citizen scientists are contributing to science at an unprecedented rate and scale. Appreciating this potential and often lacking resources of their own, research institutions have created new ways to engage public participation. Today, you can help track salamander migrations, map asteroids, or measure Monarch larva- the opportunities to get involved seem infinite.

iNaturalist and eBird are two very popular citizen sci- ence projects. For example, in March 2012, participants reported more than 3.1 million bird observations across North America to eBird. They both consist of a centralized database that receives basic information (i.e. what, when, where) via online forms and smartphone apps. iNaturalist and eBird are free and require contributors to set up an account which functions much like an “e-fieldbook”, allowing users to manage and review their observations. Observations from across the world are shared, and online summary tools allow exploration of the databases.

In this Citizen Science workshop led by Adam Kent and Chris Burney, we will cover the basics of iNaturalist and eBird, and explain why they are useful to you and science.

WHERE

Prairie Creek Lodge

(see map)

WHEN

Postponed to Fall 2018 (October)

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone: (352) 373-1078 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

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