SEA Homeschoolers is excited to offer fun and informative webinars for parents and students in the SEA community. These online events are presented exclusively for members of the SEA Homeschoolers website by authors & experts from both inside and outside of the homeschool community. Registration for each event is limited. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email containing your unique link to join the webinar and password. Be sure to use the “add to calendar” option in the confirmation email so you don’t miss the live event.
iNaturalist Citizen Scientists
July 15, 2019
Curious about the organisms you see in nature? Enjoy taking pictures of animals and plants? iNaturalist is a mobile app and website that allows scientists and nature lovers to capture images of native flora and fauna in the local area and upload the pictures to an online database. Taxonomists will ID the images once they are uploaded to the site and will notify you once the organism has been identified! With the help of citizens and scientists across the globe, iNaturalist maintains online records of the native plants and animals occupying the world’s ecosystems. Knowing which species occur in various regions, as well as their abundance, helps scientists accurately understand the structure of local communities and how this structure may change in the face of changing climate. In this webinar we will guide you through setting up an iNaturalist account to adding your first observations. We even have a SEA Homeschoolers iNaturalist account, https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sea-homeschoolers. If you join and use that iNaturalist account, you will get a certificate of achievement for being a citizen scientist.
This webinar is for all ages, student participation is highly encouraged.