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November Upstate Monthly Meeting – Using iNaturalist to Bring the Smokies Alive
November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Our speaker for the November meeting is nature-writer and editor Korrin Bishop who will be presenting, “Using iNaturalist to Bring the Smokies Alive”. Korrin Bishop works with passions for both mission-driven work and the great outdoors. Her writing is heavily influenced by a sense of place, as over time she has found home amongst California’s redwoods, Washington, D.C. ‘s cherry blossoms, Oregon’s caves, South Dakota’s badlands, Florida’s Everglades, and Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. Korrin was a 2020 writer-in-residence at Sundress Academy for the Arts in Knoxville. She is currently working on hiking every trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and earning her certification as a Tennessee Naturalist. She has written for Misadventures Magazine, Sierra Magazine, Smokies Life, and Fodor’s Travel, among others.
During her presentation, you will learn about iNaturalist. iNaturalist is a citizen science app that goes beyond the basic identification of plants, animals, fungi, and other species. In this talk, writer and avid iNaturalist user Korrin Bishop will cover the app’s wide range of uses through the lens of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). She’ll describe how to use iNaturalist to:
- Help GSMNP track invasive species
- Map life in the Smokies through the Smokies Most Wanted initiative
- Enhance the beauty of hiking through GSMNP
- Add rich detail to your own nature writing
- Find connection in new places and during uncertain times
To learn more about her work, visit www.korrinbishop.com.
The Zoom bridge will be open at 6:30 for conversation and the presentation will start at 7:00.
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Meeting ID: 820 0862 5064
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