Making your own EOL-iNaturalist Project:
To make your own EOL-iNaturalist project, you will first need to make an EOL Collection or choose one of your existing Collections and then request it to be activated as an EOL-iNaturalist project.
Your Collection can be a list of anything you want to make observations of, such as the plants in your local park or bugs and birds in the schoolyard. It is also a great tool to support larger citizen science events such as a BioBlitzes or species inventories. When you make an EOL-iNaturalist project you automatically open it up for others to add observations and can get help with identification of the things you have seen. See some example EOL-iNaturalist projects.
Make an EOL-iNaturalist Project:
- Log-in and become an EOL member if you aren’t already. Or contact us and we will help you get started.
- Once you are logged into EOL, create an EOL Collection or choose one of your existing Collections to activate for citizen science.
- Contact us to activate your Collection as an EOL-iNaturalist project. In the email please include “Activate Collection” in the title and send us your EOL username and the name(s) of the EOL Collection(s) you want activated.
- Typically, within 24-hours you will see your project in the EOL iNaturalist Collection and in the EOL Project List on the iNaturalist website.
- To access your project on the iPhone: a) log-in to the iNaturalist app; b) click on the Projects tab; c) type in 'EOL' in the search bar; and, d) click 'Search'. This will bring up all EOL-iNaturalist projects. Or, just type in the name of your EOL Collection in the search box to find your project.