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CANCELLED-TPWD Texas Nature Trackers/iNaturalist Training-CANCELLED

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist, Craig Hensley, will visit Longleaf Ridge on April 3-4, to introduce us to their Texas Nature Trackers project on iNaturalist, which is designed to help them locate and track rare, threatened, endangered and other species of interest. Our itinerary for Friday night:

6 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions

6:10-7:30 p.m. – Introduction to Texas Nature Trackers and iNaturalist

7:30-7:40 p.m. – Break

7:40-8:15 p.m. – Review of iNaturalist website live

8:15-8:30 p.m. – Review of Saturday morning bioblitz and wrap up

Then, Saturday morning we will gather at USCOE’s Twin Dikes Park and Nature Trail for a bioblitz with Craig to put our new skills to use. There are important things to do BEFORE the class that will help immensely:

  1. Download the iNaturalist app on your cell phone
  2. Create an account if not already done
  3. Go to the computer and open iNaturalist at www.iNaturalist.org
  4. Click on the “Profile” tab
  5. Click on the “Edit account settings & profile blue box)
  6. Under Time Zone, make sure everyone – new account or not – sets this to Central Time – very important for the bioblitz

This training will prepare us to be able to hold many bioblitzes in the future targeted for the species of concern to TPWD, and teach us the skills we need to be able to use iNaturalist to identify species and keep track of our observations and photos. See you there!

 

Details

Date:
April 3
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Trinity Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
4378 Highway 96 North
Jasper, TX United States
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