Be an ecoEXPLORER!

How it works:

  1. Sign up to be an ecoEXPLORER using the form on this page. Then have your parent check their email for an email where they can click a link to give permission for your participation.
  2. Go outside in your own backyard or at a designated ecoEXPLORE HotSpot to find wildlife species, including plants, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds.
  3. Use your own device — or check out an iPod Touch at any LoanSpot location — and photograph your wildlife observation, noting the data, location, time, size, and species observed.
  4. Login to your ecoEXPLORE profile online and submit your observation.
  5. Arboretum staff will then review your observation and submit all approved submissions to the iNaturalist Network , which is used by real scientists!

Parents, learn more about ecoEXPLORE: