iNaturalist Tutorial

Date and Time:

March 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

iNaturalist Tutorial
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, 10am-12pm

Curious about that strange plant you saw while walking in the woods? Wondering what bird is calling in your backyard? iNaturalist is an exciting tool you can use to identify species and contribute observations to a massive online database accessible to scientists around the world. Nathaniel Sharp, Vermont Center for Ecostudies’ Citizen Science Outreach Naturalist, will present an introduction to iNaturalist, from making an account, to identifying unknown species using the site's artificial intelligence algorithm. This presentation will then be followed by an outdoor iNaturalist workshop where you can test your newfound "iNat" skills - don't forget to bring your smartphone or laptop!

The Vermont Center for Ecostudies advances conservation of wildlife through research, monitoring, and citizen engagement. To learn more about their work visit

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and bring a water bottle if possible. Event continues rain or shine! Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

Enjoy more of the park with a snowshoe/ski to the Mount Tom Cabin to enjoy lunch served by the Woodstock Inn from 11:30-2pm. $10 per person, must be a Nordic Center Pass Holder to access groomed trails at the park. Call 802-457-6674 for menu and reservations.

Location – Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Woodstock VT
Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.
Fee – No cost
Reservations – Please pre-register as space is limited. To register, call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at