Wyoming Naturalist Program participants are required to contribute at least one observation to the online database, iNaturalist, as part of their training curriculum. iNaturalist uses artificial intelligence and community experts to identify observations of plants and animals to species. Once an observation’s identification has been confirmed by multiple community experts, it becomes Research Quality. Scientists utilize these Research Quality observations in their datasets to answer a variety of science questions.
Check out the observations our Wyoming Naturalist Program participants have contributed through our iNaturalist project below. WNP participants may refer to the two training videos below if they need help uploading their observations to iNaturalist.