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General News · 1st February 2014
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The 2014 slate of D.I.E.M. (Discovery Islands Ecosystem Mapping) citizen science workshops starts off the weekend of Febr. 8/9 with Oliver Kellhammer introducing us to... iNaturalist.

iNaturalist is an online community of naturalists, citizen scientists and biologists who map and share observations of biodiversity across the world. For more information on iNaturalist, check out their website at

To join in, it's as easy as 1-2-3!
Download the iNaturalist application from to your smart phone, GPS enabled tablet or just bring along a digital camera and notebook. Oliver will take you through the steps from there.

We'll spend an hour together outside making natural history observations and then move inside to upload them onto iNaturalist.

Saturday, February 8 on Quadra Island; 1045-1245
Meet at Rebecca Spit; last parking lot by the ballpark.

Sunday, February 9 on Cortes Island; 1030-1230
Meet at the Whaletown Commons trailhead below the firehall.

Everyone is welcome and when you arrive, we'll let you in on the identification of the marvelous beast in the accompanying photo. Our thanks to the photographer, Christian Gronau, naturalist extraordinaire.

Questions wrt workshop logistics; please call Sabina at 250 935 6467.
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