Date: 3/27/18 8:24 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] TONIGHT: Tuesday, March 27, Interactive Program: iNaturalist: Citizen Science and You
Boulder County Audubon Monthly Program


Tuesday, March 27, 7:15 p.m., Universalist-Unitarian Church, 5001
Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder



*"iNaturalist.org": An Interactive Presentation About An Outstanding,
World-Wide, Citizen Science Project*



Co-Presentation by Melanie Hill (Project WILD) and Dave Sutherland, (City
of Boulder, Outreach and Education Coordinator)



First, and before you attend, please download the iNaturalist app on your
smart phones. Then, come and learn how to use it well to start downloading
your observations. Or, bring your notebook or laptop on which you have
connectivity. You will join tens of thousands of amateurs and
professionals to be part of this social exercise to map and document the
world's biological diversity.


Melanie and Dave will explain how to take a photo that is identifiable, how
to crop and then post it with the correct information and location.
Embedded in the matrix at iNaturalist are many sub-projects, including one
for Boulder County. Our presenters will tell of the information that has
been gleaned from this local collection of postings. What have been the
surprises? You will be invited to a challenge, vying with Fort Collins,
Denver and other municipalities as to which City adds more to their
respective databases.

This is a superb tool for an individual to make important contributions
including even the possibility of discovering a species unknown to
science! You will be heartened by the response of others willing to share
their knowledge and help you learn more about our wondrous natural world.

Below is more information about the City Nature Challenge:



Wild Boulder will be competing in the 2018 City Nature Challenge
<http://www.citynaturechallenge.org/>. The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is
essentially a 4-day bioblitz where over 65 cities are competing to see who
has the most nature in their region. Denver is also competing. 😊 Attached
are some background docs on Wild Boulder in general, as well as the CNC. I
also have an initial web page created here
<http://www.wild.org/naturechallenge>.



We’ll be asking individuals/groups/schools/etc to upload their plant and
wildlife observations from Boulder County to this project page here
<https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/city-nature-challenge-2018-boulder> from
April 27-30th. Additionally, we’ll hold a kick-off event on Friday, April 27
th at Foothills Community Park from 4-7pm. Visit the attachments below for
even more information.

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