Diario del proyecto City Nature Challenge 2021: Boise Area

08 de abril de 2021

Intro to iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge Webinar

If you would like more information on using iNaturalist or how to participate in the City Nature Challenge, this webinar may be helpful. The one hour presentation introduces how to use iNaturalist and covers the basics about how to participate in the City Nature Challenge.

https://zoom.us/rec/share/ylbnIZKzvBfCajvSa-44QNouu5JIIzIJyH2x5t2pWz8unetIBE3LwkLZZre8dc4w.8Tjt8VKOr6LRYs3w

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11 de marzo de 2021

City Nature Challenge FAQ's

Do you have questions about how to participate in the City Nature Challenge? This site covers all the essential details...and more!

https://www.calacademy.org/citizen-science/city-nature-challenge/FAQs

City Nature Challenge 2021: Boise Area
You never know what you will discover!

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04 de marzo de 2021

New iNaturalist User Resources

If you are a new or novice iNaturalist user, iNaturalist has an informative and easy to follow "Getting Started" page at https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/getting+started . Topics covered include making and exploring observations, identifying observations and community guidelines. In addition, there are several short video tutorials covering a range of topics.

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19 de febrero de 2021

SCGIS Webinar: Using community science to predict extinctions and monitor threatened species

This webinar might be of interest to iNaturalist users and City Nature Challenge Participants.

CGIS Webinar: Using community science to predict extinctions and monitor threatened species

When
Start: March 4, 2021 @ 10AM PT
End: March 4, 2021 @ 11AM PT
Where
Online Webinar
Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_odhkXeV-QDuJylUP5MV5UQ

Date/time: Thursday, March 4 at 10am PT

Presenter: Peter Soroye

Description: Community science (CS) programs (also called citizen science), like iNaturalist, eBird, or eButterfly, allow volunteers to report species observations from anywhere and anytime, and can assemble huge volumes of data much faster than traditional data collection programs. This is a great potential opportunity for conservation management and global change research. By comparing one of these CS datasets to a more traditional dataset of professionally collected observations, we find that CS generates substantial new information on species distributions and phenologies. In complement with professional data, CS can provide a better understanding of species and communities. Given the power of CS programs to generate data on wildlife, CS presents an interesting alternative or complement to traditional threatened species monitoring. Using iNaturalist as an example, we examine the benefits and limitations of using CS data for this purpose.

Bio: Peter Soroye is a PhD Student at the University of Ottawa. He is a conservation biologist studying the impacts of climate change and land use change on biodiversity across the globe, with the goal of informing conservation management and policy to find more effective ways of protecting species and reversing declines of biodiversity. Read more about Peter and his work at petersoroye.com.

CBI presents this webinar in partnership with the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS). To learn more about this organization, please visit https://www.scgis.org/.

CBI Staff

Rebecca Degagne, M.S.
Geospatial Scientist | Conservation Biologist

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17 de febrero de 2021

City Nature Challenge 2021: Boise Area Announcements

Thank you for joining the City Nature Challenge 2021: Boise Area! This is the first year that Boise will have the opportunity to join the Challenge and we couldn't be more excited! Please help us spread the word about this event to your friends and family. You never know what wonders you will discover!

If you are a new iNaturalist user or would like a refresher on some of the features of the app, we will be hosting two Zoom Webinars to help prepare volunteers for participating in the Challenge. The first session will focus on how to use iNaturalist and introduce participants to the City Nature Challenge. The second session will walk participants through how to add identifications to observations uploaded by the community. The Zoom links to register are below. Both webinars will be recorded.

April 7th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Intro to iNaturalist and the City Nature Challenge: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-UeAxMx_RTmbvIgM4BjRzw

April 14th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Intro to the City Nature Challenge and to Adding Identifications in iNaturalist
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sccScgJwSkGmw7xdFkSYuw

Do you plan on making observations in a city park? Boise Parks and Recreation would love to know. We are interested in collecting data from each of our nearly 100 parks across the city. Register to collect data in your favorite park at https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicEnterprise/EnterpriseSearch?EnterpriseGuid=2a2fdaa1-32e5-4ef4-8eef-3cae02a41ce7&SearchType=Organization&SearchId=10251

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What will you discover?

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