Have you ever wanted to be a citizen scientist? Now with a simple camera or smartphone anyone who visits a provincial park can be a citizen scientist.
On your next outdoor adventure to a provincial park you can collect photos of plants, animals, or other organisms, and upload them to the iNaturalist.org website or app where they will be automatically added to the BC Parks iNaturalist Project!
The observations will help document and celebrate the biodiversity in BC Parks.
How to become a citizen scientist and help enhance BC’s parks:
Create an account on iNaturalist.org and read through their Getting Started Guide.
Make an observation in a BC provincial park or protected area – whether you’re using a mobile phone or a digital camera, please ensure the GPS location services are turned on.
Upload your observation through the iNaturalist mobile app or web-based platform.
That’s it! Your observation will be automatically uploaded to the BC Parks project
For a chance to have your observation featured in the BC Parks Foundation e-newsletter or social media, after you post on iNaturalist, share your observation on Instagram, tagging @bcparksfdn and #iNatBCParks.