Using the iNaturalist App
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, describes how to use the iNaturalist app to identify plants, animals, birds, and insects when you’re out in nature.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Nature-16**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Download the iNaturalist app and take students on a walk around the school grounds to take pictures of bugs, birds or plants to upload to the app and check back for answers.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.