Citizen Science: Native Plant Monitor


Project Description:

Join our Citizen Science team as a native plant monitor! Native Plant monitors help collect long-term monitoring data about native plant species in the parks. Monitoring is based on habitat type, with our main habitats being forest, wetland, and prairie.


As a native plant monitor you will identify planting using iNaturalist, a smartphone application out of the California Academy of Science and National Geographic. This app allows you to take multiple photos of the plant, geotag its location, and provide any notes or comments you have. This keeps a valuable photographic and geographic record of the plants that you monitor for years to come.


To become a native plant monitor, you will apply to be a citizen scientist below. Once approved, you will receive your volunteer packet with everything you need to know about your monitoring program. To be a successful native plant monitor, you need to have a love for nature, a passion for learning, and a keen interest in your area of monitoring (for example, native plants). Experience with native plant ID is ideal.


 We look forward to seeing you on our Citizen Science team!

Volunteers Needed:
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1427 E 116th St. Carmel, IN 46032

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Project Organizer: Natural Resources
Project Category:
Park Stewardship & Nature Education