Greening Our Future Events
Council runs a six monthly series of FREE environmental sustainability events, designed to help residents live more sustainably. A variety of topics are offered to help people reduce their environmental impact and actively enhance the biodiversity and amenity of our local environment.
iNaturalist Online Training with Luis Mata
6.30-7.30pm Wednesday 21st July – Free online Zoom
Come along and learn how to use the world's most popular nature app- iNaturalist and contribute to citizen science and conservation efforts. iNaturalist is an online platform that allows users to record and share their own observations of plants, animals, fungi and other organisms, get help with identifications and connect with nature!
Frankston City Council has just started their own iNaturalist project with 7,747 observations and 1,610 species identified! We are excited to have ecologist Dr Luis Mata deliver an online training session for residents to give them the skills and confidence to use iNaturalist to start recording observations of biodiversity, how to access information on this database and then understand how this data can be used for conservation efforts.
Luis is a researcher at the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne and is associated with the People, Nature, Place Research Program at RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research. His research projects focus on the ecological and social benefits of urban greening actions and wildlife gardening, and his passions are in insects, urban environments, citizen science and science communication.
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