how to explore
Earn up to Five Points For Each Share
Earn One Point: Send a photograph with your username and when you observed in the subject line. Add the location and what species you observed in the body of the email. You can send images of any wildlife anywhere you find it.
Earn a bonus point for each of the following:
- Share an organism in the current field season. Our current field season is Entomology, so you get a bonus point for observing reptiles and amphibians.
- See It at a HotSpot.
- Provide the correct identification of the species.
- Include a high-quality photograph that scientists can use. If you can't tell what the species is, it's not a high-quality photograph.
When you EXPLORE, you help scientists study wildlife.
High-quality observations are added to the ecoEXPLORE project on iNaturalist, an online network of scientists and naturalists. We'll let you know if your observations were added to iNaturalist, and you can keep an eye on your observations to see if scientists confirm or add an identification to your observation.
ecoEXPLORERS Contribute real scientific data to real scientists!
See what ecoEXPLORERS are discovering on iNaturalist, world-wide online community of scientists and naturalists. Visit the ecoEXPLORE Project on iNaturalist.org