You can watch the amazing short video about this great program at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDSJ47AmANo#action=share
The Schoolyard Biodiversity Inventories Program is a collaboration between WISE, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the National Park Service, the UA Community and School Garden Program and schools throughout the Tucson Unified School District. This program aims to increase student knowledge and interest in issues of environmental science and biodiversity conservation, while fostering a sense of environmental responsibility among participants.
Through this program, we work with local K-12 schools to conduct biodiversity inventories on school campuses using an on-line application called iNaturalist. iNaturalist allows students to upload photographs of living things to a global database where they are mapped and identified. In this way, participants in this program contribute to a global community of those committed to better understanding and fostering biodiversity.
In spring 2016 the Schoolyard Biodiversity Inventories Program was generously supported by the University of Arizona Institute of the Environment.