Sat, Apr 29|
CEC Public Workshop: Citizen Science: An Intro to iNaturalist
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Victoria, 1216 N Park St, Victoria, BC V8T 1C9, Canada
About the event
Learn the basics of how to effectively use Inaturalist to not only identify organisms in your backyard or on a hike, but to build a deeper connection to the ecology in your community, communicate with and learn from experts and naturalists all over the world and make valuable contributions to citizen science projects. Though it is not required, it is recommended you bring a smart phone or tablet to this workshop and download the app inaturalist before you arrive.
Bio: Elora (she/they) is a white settler with Dutch, British and Irish ancestry and was raised on Treaty 1 territory. She has been living on Lkwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories for the past 5 years and holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Victoria.
Elora became involved in work surrounding food waste, food security and social and environmental justice through students groups while at University. Through these experiences she has come to love organizing community events, teaching workshops and creating learning opportunities for youth.
Elora is excited to continue working to build accessible and just food systems for all and has special interest in all things food waste. She brings over a decade of experience working with youth to the CEC and many years working specifically in outdoor and environmental education non-profits.
Outside of the CEC, Elora organizes with Community Food Support and is excited about working to build interdependency, creating community led solutions to food insecurity and removing barriers to make food free and accessible to anyone who needs it. When she’s not at work, you can find her in the ceramic studio, working on her plant ID skills or cooking food with her roommates.Outside of the CEC, Elora organizes with Community Food Support and is excited about working to build interdependency, creating community led solutions to food insecurity and removing barriers to make food free and accessible to anyone who needs it. When she’s not at work, you can find her fine tuning her plant ID skills, swimming, doodling and taking care of her house plants.
This workshop is happening in person only. Any health and safety protocols will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance. Please dress appropriately for all types of weather, the workshop may be outside or in our unheated strawbale building.