Become a citizen scientist at our iNaturalist Workshop! iNaturalist is an online community of people recording and sharing their observations of the natural world. Whether your a total nature-nerd or just simply going for a walk, your observations of the natural world can help generate scientifically valuable biodiversity data. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of using the iNaturalist app and website and practice recording observations at one of our preserves. iNaturalist Curator, Cassi Saari, is an ecological field consultant and field botanist in the Chicago region. She is the current president of the Northeast Illinois Native Plant Society and studied environmental science, plant biology, and conservation biology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has become a familiar face on iNaturalist so some of you may recognize her name! The workshop will be held at the Galena Center for the Arts. Limited seats available. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. $10 for non-members of JDCF.
What to bring to the “iNat” workshop:
Refillable water bottle
Sturdy outdoor shoes
Weather appropriate clothing (dress in layers!)