This workshop takes place on Monday, July 1st from 3:30-5pm at the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns on the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. It takes about 20-25 minutes to walk there from Main building.
Technology is making it easier for citizen scientists to make observations about the natural world. Their observations are playing an important role in local, regional, and national efforts to monitor biodiversity, document how species are responding to climate change, and the map the distributions of invasive species. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of digital platforms such as iNaturalist, iMap Invasives, eBird, and Nature’s Notebook. It will also provide participants with information about how these citizen science efforts are helping conservation science. After an initial training, we will go outdoors to make observations.