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Natural Awakenings of the Coastal Carolinas

Connect with Nature, Contribute to Science

With today's technology and innovations, collecting data and sharing the information has become a global account. From beginning bird watchers to seasoned naturalists, the iNaturalist app brings people together. Halyburton Park, in Wilmington, will host a free workshop for people to learn how to use this app from 10 to 11 a.m. on January 17.

iNaturalist, a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society, is one of the world’s most popular nature apps. It allows users to download the app for free, and record, share and discuss nature findings wherever one resides. Every observation can contribute to the biodiversity of science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. Findings are shared with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 

Location: 4099 S. 17th St., Wilmington. For more information on the app, visit For more information on the work-shop, call 910-341-0075 or visit