Posted by Choyster
Citizen science is accessible to all members of the community and is an integral part of a community's understanding and responsibility for the local biodiversity. Our school's presentation empowers students to participate in local conservation, to consider the state of the environment and what they can do to improve it. It deleves into NatureMapr’s role of collating ecological data (sightings of flora and fauna), recorded by local communities which are provided to councils, state, and federal government. This data is used to inform decision-making regarding the environment, support environmental advocacy, raise awareness, maintain, and monitor natural environments. We're also very happy to assist with fieldwork!
This citizen science platform fosters students’ natural curiosity of the environment and gives them real-world experience in fields such as ecology, conservation, and science!
It is an interactive medium which uses sightings made by the local community to inform council and state decision-making regarding flora and fauna in your region. Students will gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the diverse biodiversity in their local area which usually goes unnoticed!
Setting up an account
We recommend creating a single class account for your students which will save your class time and hassle. This will require a school email.
Once you have created an account on the application or website all your students may login to that account on school devices. They are now ready to start recording sightings!
Student sightings can also be added to a 'collection' for your class or school, click the button below to create a collection.
If students take a keen interest, they can make their own personal accounts and add to your class’s collection!
Creating a collection for your class
In-class exercises will not require your child to create a personal account.
If you would like NatureMapr to run a session at your school or education institution, we'd love to hear from you.
The following files are available for download:
Share link to NatureMapr for schools