Finding wildlife in your backyard and in your neighborhood doesn’t have to be a negative experience. In fact, it can become a really cool way for you to contribute to science as a community scientist! Community scientists are people that contribute to a community science project. No training, no schooling, and no math required. Check out the opportunities below:
The application iNaturalist is a great way to submit community science observations that scientists at NDOW and beyond can use for years to come. Submitting observations is very easy!
- Snap a photo of anything living; plants, insects, birds, spiders, you name it!
- Log on to iNaturalist.org and create an account or download the iNaturalist mobile application.
- Upload your photo to iNaturalist.
- See what other experts say about your observation!
Learn more about this application here: https://www.inaturalist.org/
Help us learn more about the reptiles in Nevada! If you see a lizard, tortoise, or snake while out and about we want to know! Send your observations and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. This information improves NDOW’s understanding of these species & will not impact land access.