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 a biogeographer and plant ecologist whose research focuses on forests of the Great Smoky Mountains.  She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Geography from the University of Georgia. Since moving to North Carolina in 2005, she has spent much time exploring the plant communities of North Carolina, both personally and professionally.  She has experience teaching a variety of Geography and Ecology courses in the classroom and in the field, and she taught first-year writing courses on ecology and citizen science for four years at Duke University. She most enjoys being outside, whether she’s co-teaching forest ecology in the mountains of western North Carolina, or photographing plants and pollinators for her NC Piedmont Roadside Native Plants 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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