Editor’s Choice: I picked this video for two reasons (1) because iNaturalist is a great platform and Mary Ellen Hannibal eloquently explains why platforms such as iNaturalist are key tools for conservation science and (2) because this is a link to a YouTube video, I wanted to highlight the point of Citizen Science Today as an aggregator for citizen science information of all content types. –LFF–
In her latest book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, science and culture writer Mary Ellen Hannibal writes about the history of citizen science and many of its current forms, including the California Academy of Sciences’ Citizen Science program, including iNaturalist! Here’s a short chat we [California Academy of Sciences] had with her about citizen science, and iNat, and more!
Image source: Video still, published by California Academy of Sciences