Become an ecoExplorer!

  • Sign up to be an ecoEXPLORER by going here. Then have your parent check their email for an email where they can click a link to give permission for your participation.
  • Go outside in your own backyard or at a designated ecoEXPLORE HotSpot to find wildlife species, including plants, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds.
  • 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.
  • Login to your ecoEXPLORE profile online and submit your observation.
  • Arboretum staff will then review your observation and submit all approved submissions to the iNaturalist Network , which is used by real scientists!
  • Attend an ecoExplore program at your public library to learn more!