Citizen Science: Wildflowers

Event Details

Date: April 29, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm—7:00 pm
Location: Museum of York County

Event Description:

As spring quickly approaches, the Museum of York County is sponsoring monthly Citizen Science and Photography opportunities throughout the growing season (April-October). Citizen Science utilizes citizens to collect data that can be used in long-term nationwide research. You can contribute to science while you explore the Carolinas! Images submitted will be judged by a panel of Museum staff members and a winner for best photo announced each month. The winning photos may be displayed at the Museum of York County in a fall exhibition. 

We will meet virtually each month to highlight the unique observations for that month and announce the winner of the photo contest.

Any member of the public can register to participate in the Zoom discussion April 29 at 6 p.m. at https://yorkcountygov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zVGzcHzrRY-cW512FLbVPw?mc_cid=16db3d3d4e&mc_eid=UNIQID


For April's contest, the theme is "Buds Bursting and Wildflowers". Share your findings by uploading them to iNaturalist, a crowd sourced species identification system and an organism occurrence recording tool. You can use it to record your own nature observations, get help with identifications, collaborate with others  or access observational data collected by other users.

To join any Museum of York County project and help document the biodiversity of the Carolinas, all you need to do is create an account at iNaturalist.org. You can also download their free app to your smartphone (Android or iOS), and join the project. Users under 13 years old, may prefer iNaturalist’s app, Seek, which requires no registration and while species data will not be added to the iNaturalist database, it’s a great way to learn about our natural world. Just take a picture of an organism and Seek will identify it for you!

Find it here: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/seek_app

You can submit a photo every week to iNaturalist, but all photos must be uploaded by noon on April 29, 2021