Participants will be invited to use the app during other outdoor activities at the event/meeting to discover the natural environment around them. By the end of the activity, the participants should understand the importance of biodiversity and how young people can take action to
Develop these Key Competencies:
- Systems thinking
- Critical thinking
- Seek by iNaturalist
- Real-time Computer
- Vision predictions in Seek by iNaturalist version 2.0
- Our Planet Lab toolkit
- Mobile device
- The facilitator will introduce young people to Seek app and biodiversity, with the help of a video tutorial, which will also help participants to use their own phone devices to access the app. This will be an introduction followed by activities where they can use this app, e.g. hikes or other outdoor activities.
- You can use some of the activities and guidance from the Our Planet Lab toolkit.
- Participants should learn about at least three wildlife or plant species during the activity, and on completing it, they will discuss what they have learned about these species.
Relevant information if you are facilitating
About the Seek by iNaturalist app
The Seek app, which is part of the iNaturalist platform (a joint initiative between the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society), comprises a suite of educational tools presented by the WWF and Netflix to engage young people in the global conversation on saving our planet that was sparked by the hit series, Our Planet. A ‘Citizen Science for Our Planet’ toolkit is available for schools, colleges, universities, and youth groups. Users can use the updated app ‘Seek by iNaturalist’’ or the offline recording tools provided to monitor local biodiversity and initiate a biodiversity action plan to improve conditions for wildlife in local communities.
- Do you think this app can help develop activities in your local group?
- In which kind of activities can you use this app?
- How can this app help you protect the planet's biodiversity?