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Citizen Science Apps: How and why you should use them

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  • Gungaderra Homestead
    Mapleton Avenue, Harrison ACT 2914, Australia

Join us for an exciting event that explores the fascinating world of citizen science apps.

Apps like iNaturalist and eBird are great tools for learning about the flora and fauna around us, and can also be used to record observations. Discover the incredible potential of these apps for identifying things in the field and learn how you can actively contribute to scientific research.

During this event, we will delve into the various citizen science apps available (mainly iNaturalist and eBird) and discuss the reasons why they are useful to YOU and useful to science.

Our presenter (Ying Luo) will introduce you to some popular citizen science apps, and give a primer on how to use them. She will talk about why she prefers the web version of iNaturalist to the app, and how you can go from a "casual" user of iNaturalist to one whose observations are directly used by scientists.

The event will include a presentation by Ying, followed by an opportunity to observe invertebrates at a light trap (as seen in the banner). Ying will share some information about light trapping but most importantly this will be a great opportunity to try out the apps on the invertebrates that come to the trap.

Join us for an evening of exploration and discovery. See you there. Ticket bookings via Eventbrite are essential.

This event is funded by an ACT National Science Week grant, and is co-organised with the Canberra Environment Centre.

Location Information

This event is held at Gungaderra Homestead, where the Canberra Environment Centre is based. The venue is wheelchair accessible and has parking. It is a short walk from the tram station.