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  • Android, iPad
  • Free
  • age 12+

About iNaturalist

iNaturalist app can be used to snap a picture of your observations of the natural world and then share them with an online community of nature lovers at You can use this app as a sort of mobile field notebook to help you keep track of the animals and plants you see in your community. Record the things you see as you hike around the countryside, take a walk around your neighborhood, visit a city park, or in your own backyard. Then, you can get help identifying the things you have photographed by syncing them with the iNaturalist online community.

Kids can learn about biodiversity and how to classify living things. These community-based efforts combine observations from large groups of users to find out the number and types of organisms in an area. iNaturalist is a chance for teens to collect data about species diversity as citizen scientists.

App Details


Android, iPad





Critical Thinking
Academic Relevance


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No



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The iNaturalist Android app helps you upload citizen science observations of plants and animals to, an online community for naturalists. You can

* record observations with photos and GPS locations
* view nearby photos on a map
* keep track of updates from people you follow on

One of the world's most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What's more, by recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.
  • Discover species new to you both near and far
  • Record your own observations and share them with the community
  • Receive suggestions and crowdsourced identifications of what you've seen 
  • Discuss and help others identify what they've seen
  • Follow projects comprised of smaller communities and fellow citizen scientists passionate about a particular place and/or species
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