Long time user of iNaturalist with an MSc in Conservation Biology.
I’m currently working in a role involving increasing community engagement for National Parks. Working with park staff, I was encouraged to host a program at a local library to teach some community members about iNaturalist. My approach to this will be:
A short PowerPoint presentation about iNaturalist (its purpose, basic use, some dos and don’ts for posting observations)
A demonstration walk around the library (I might also bring some specimens in, in case rain ruins that possibility)
I hope to use this as a way to get the community close to my park excited about nature. We also started a project asking people to post observations of potential invasive plant species. I hoping to use this program to advertise for the iNaturalist project.
Does anyone have any experience with hosting programs similar to this? I want this to be fun and successful. Any help would be greatly appreciated!