OD20 Intro to iNaturalist and Smartphone Ecology

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Thursday December 31

12:01 AM  –  11:59 PM

On Demand Video: Intro to iNaturalist and Smartphone Ecology

Instructor: Jonathan Marchal

$10 Member | $15 Non-member

BREG | BRN Elective - 1 hour for class


There’s an App for that! Smartphones are quickly becoming a valuable tool to aid in exploring the natural world. This online introductory class for adults, originally presented in April of 2020, will help you gain an overview on how to use the iNaturalist app for documenting observations of the natural world. You can use the app to identify wildflowers, songbirds, trees and more, with the help of an online community of naturalists, including scientists.


* Class is available to view online through December 31, 2020. A link for viewing will be sent following registration in a confirmation email. 



Jonathan Marchal serves as Director of Education at the Arboretum and is the creator of ecoEXPLORE, a youth citizen science initiative. He has been leading outdoor ecology and recreation programming for over twenty years for youth and adults, and was named the 2019 Naturalist of the Year by the Blue Ridge Naturalist Network. He has prior work experience with the National Park System, North Carolina State Parks and Trout Unlimited. He is an award winning, certified environmental educator and has served as the president of the Environmental Educators of North Carolina. Jonathan holds an AAS in Recreation and Wildlife Management, a BA in Ecology and a Master’s Degree in Park, Recreation and Tourism Management. He is the project lead for Team WNC in the City Nature Challenge.  


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