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(AT) ZOOM – There’s an App for That: Observing Nature for Science with iNaturalist

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

AT ONLINE – There’s an App for That: Observing Nature for Science with iNaturalist – September 19 

Program:  There’s an App for That: Observing Nature for Science with iNaturalist

 Speaker:  Tania Homayoun, Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist

 Description:  Citizen/community science is a powerful way for people of all ages and all walks of life to contribute to research, conservation, and management of our natural resources. This workshop will introduce Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Texas Nature Trackers program and how it uses iNaturalist – an online data collection tool and naturalist community – to support its projects. The workshop will be conducted by Tania Homayoun, Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist.

We will provide step-by-step instruction on both introductory and more advanced iNaturalist topics including:

  • Making, editing, and adding identifications to observations, both via the mobile apps and website
  • Sharing observations with curated TNT projects
  • Creating your own places and projects and ways to use iNaturalist for land management
  • Hands-on, outdoor practice in the field

Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2020

Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

 Online Platform:  This Texas Nature Trackers Workshop will be held in the ZOOM Application.

 Join Meeting Instructions: For now, SAVE the DATE!  Look for an email one week before the workshop with registration information.

BPTMN Contact:  Rick Travis – rickt@bptmn.org

 Logging AT:  This workshop has been approved for 3 hours of AT credit.  Log as AT: Texas Parks and Wildlife with “TNT iNaturalist Class” in comments.

 Other Information:
If you do not have the ZOOM application on your computer or mobile device, you will need to download it prior to the meeting. (I recommend doing this at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting!)

Steps to download ZOOM on your computer:

  1. In your browser type https://zoom.us
  2. Click SIGN UP, IT’S FREE
  3. For verification, confirm your birthdate; click CONTINUE
  4. Enter your email address; click SIGN UP
  5. Zoom will send you an email message; open this email; click CONFIRMATION LINK
  6. A new window will open; click ACTIVATE ACCOUNT
    1. Set up your account; enter your name and create your password
  7. A new window will open; Invite colleagues – SKIP
  8. Test Meeting – Click on START MEETING NOW; test your audio settings
  9. A new screen will open; If prompted, you may need to click on DOWNLOAD & RUN APP
  10. Once you have downloaded and run the ZOOM App, a JOIN A MEETING screen will open
    1. Click on JOIN A MEETING
    2. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
    3. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
    4. Click JOIN

      Steps to download on your mobile device:

  1. Go to the App Store (Apple) or Play Store (Android)
  2. Search for ZOOM CLOUD MEETINGS
  3. Install the App
  4. Follow the instructions to set up your account
  5. Click on JOIN A MEETING
  6. Enter the Zoom Meeting ID
  7. Enter the Zoom Meeting Password Provided via email
  8. Click JOIN

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

ZOOM
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