iNaturalist: Become a Citizen Scientist

The program, in brief:

Join us on a trip to Naval Cemetery Landscape, a Sacred Place that’s part of the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, where you’ll get a quick lesson on how to become a citizen scientist. You’ll learn to identify the plant and animal life around you that you always wondered about using the iNaturalist app (available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play). Learn to truly observe nature, “mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity” – by taking photos of plant and animal life wherever you are.

Take part in the program and you will:

  • Learn how to use the iNaturalist app and how to truly see, observe, the diversity of nature that’s around you.
  • Become part of a global network of fellow citizen scientists and nature enthusiasts.

Presented by: Danielle Knott

Danielle Knott is the Coordinator at Brooklyn Greenway Initiative’s Naval Cemetery Landscape, a 1.7 acre memorial meadow and sacred grove. She is an urban beekeeper, and although she loves honeybees, Danielle has recently become fascinated with the native bees of NYC. She is an Oregon native who fell in love with New York City after becoming involved in its urban agriculture community, and loves visiting the city’s treasured green spaces.

Supporting materials

iNaturalist has produced two short videos that give descriptions of the iNaturalist app and detailed instructions on how to upload your “observations”.