The next time you get outside to explore nature, take your smart phone along and download the iNaturalist app. This app gives your child the opportunity to be a citizen scientist, which means professional scientists could use the information your child collects as part of their research.
Features of the iNaturalist App
- Satellite map that shows your location and plants/animals that have been discovered nearby. You can change the location to find out what’s been found in other places.
- Camera connection to take pictures of plants/animals and upload them. If you can’t identify them, other users can help.
- News updates,