North Carolina Botanical Garden


[CANCELLED] iNaturalists in Action

with Julie Tuttle, Ecologist; Suzanne Cadwell, Director, UNC ITS-Teaching and Learning

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Cancelled due to Hurricane Florence (originally scheduled for Saturday, September 15)

Time: 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Fee: $18 ($16 Members)


Join us for this hands-on introduction to recording plant and wildlife observations with the iNaturalist mobile app and website ( We'll give a brief overview of the application and discuss techniques for photographing flora and fauna for identification.


Then, we'll take a field trip to nearby Mason Farm to make observations. We'll also provide suggestions for recording observations on your own and connecting with the online community of iNaturalists.


To participate, you will need to bring with you a digital camera, smartphone or tablet. 



Remaining Seats: 20

Registration open through 9/11/2018 1:30 PM EST

About the Instructor

Julie Tuttle is an ecologist and biogeographer whose work has focused on the natural communities of North Carolina and other parts of the southeast, especially the southern Appalachian forests of North Carolina and Tennessee and, more recently, the distribution of native plants along Piedmont roadsides and landscape habitat connectivity for Piedmont wildlife.  She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Geography from the University of Georgia.  She has taught a variety of field and classroom courses in ecology, geography, and academic scientific writing (including a course on citizen science).  She most enjoys being outside, whether she’s co-teaching forest ecology in the mountains of western North Carolina, or photographing plants and insects on a Piedmont roadside for her own citizen science project on iNaturalist.


Suzanne Cadwell is Director of Instructional Technologies, Informational Technology Services, UNC-Chapel Hill, and a graduate of the NCBG’s Native Plant Studies certificate program. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she has taught academic writing, computer literacy, and educational technology workshops and courses for students, staff, and faculty. She works with the UNC Herbarium’s fungal collections as a volunteer and has been a member of since 2013.

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Joslin Classroom II (C107)

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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