Salt Lake City

Parks & Public Lands

Division contact information can be found at https://www.slc.gov/parks/contact-us/

Community Science

Who can participate?

Becoming a community scientist is easier than you think.

  • Explore Wasatch Hollow and Fife Wetland with experts after sunset.
  • Take photos of wildlife you find on your device.
  • Upload pictures onto the free iNaturalist app.
  • Earn recognition awards (click here to access the certificate qualifications document)
    • Community Science Advocate Award
    • Most Valuable Community Scientist Award

All are welcome to join in, from novice to expert. Just bring your mobile device with the free iNaturalist app downloaded and your powers of observation. We use the iNaturalist app to document plants and animals we find at dusk in order to fill a data gap for this time of day. Trails and Natural Lands staff and volunteers will be at each event date (see below) to help you learn to use iNaturalist. These short iNaturalist tutorials can help you learn how to make great observations.
Click here for iNaturalist for iPhone
Click here for iNaturalist for Android

When and where is this happening?

2nd (Fife Wetland) & 4th (Wasatch Hollow) Wednesdays of March, April, May, September & October 2019:

  • March 13th Fife @ Dusk (7:45 – 9:15 pm)
  • March 27th Wasatch Hollow @ Dusk (7:45 – 9:15 pm)
  • April 10th Fife @ Dusk (8:00 – 9:30 pm)
  • April 24th Wasatch Hollow @ Dusk (8:15 – 9:45 pm)
  • May 8th Fife @ Dusk (8:30 – 10:00 pm)
  • May 22nd Wasatch Hollow @ Dusk (8:45 – 10:15 pm)
  • September 11th Fife @ Dusk (7:45 – 9:15 pm)
  • September 25th Wasatch Hollow @ Dusk (7:15 – 8: 45 pm) – Cancelled
  • October 9th Fife @ Dusk (7:00 – 8:30 pm) – Cancelled
  • October 23rd Wasatch Hollow @ Dusk (6:45 – 8: 15 pm) – Cancelled

Are you a naturalist who would be willing to lead volunteers on a community science night to locate species in your taxon of expertise? Please send an email with your experience and interest to Scott Lippitt here.
Other questions? Email Scott Lippitt at the above link.