What is a Networked Naturalist?
- A Naturalist is a person who is interested in botany or zoology, especially in the field.
- A Networked Naturalist is someone who uses networked tools, such as mobile phones and the internet, to record and share their outdoor experiences with others!
Currently, we have several Environmental Participatory Sensing projects:
What's Invasive! - A mobile phone-based citizen science campaign to find invasive plants and animals.
- See a short slide show on how we integrate mobile phones and the web for citizen science, using What's Invasive!
- Our Android phone client application v2.0 is now avialable! Search on the Android Market for "invasive" or go to http://whatsinvasive.com on your mobile phone web browser (you will be re-directed to a download page).
- Our iPhone client application v1.0 is now avialable! Search on the App Store for "invasive".
Project BudBurst Mobile - A mobile version of the national citizen science campaign to observe plant responses to climate.
- A collaboration between CENS and Project BudBurst has created a framework to use cell phones to upload photos, observations, and comments.
- Our Android phone client application is now available! Search the Android Market for "BudBurst"
- The BudBurst Mobile client is currently being used to Map the trees on the UCLA campus.
- This app will also allow you to participate in our FloraCaching.org projects.
FloraCaching.org - FloraCaching is the above-ground version of the poplular geocaching activity.
- FloraCaching involves:
- Downloading the Android phone client application BudBurst Mobile. Search the Android Market for "BudBurst"
- Using your mobile phone, find "hidden" plants to gain points and add new information about their lifecycle.
- Participation is easiest with the Project BudBurst Mobile application for Android phones.
- A UCLA campus activity will be our first FloraCaching campaign to help UCLA facilities keep tabs on all the plants on campus. Stay tuned for more information!
EcoMob - A million eyes on climate, a million voices on Twitter.
- Twitter feeds that include phrases about climate, including "spring is here", and "leafing out".
- We will soon start listening in on other crowd-sources of information.
- Web page coming soon!