Photo Workshops

MAPS offers free workshops in an effort to expand our members educational opportunities.  These workshops are presented by MAPS members who are generously donating their time and expertise.  All MAPS members in good standing can sign up for any of these workshops.

  • You don’t need to be an expert to present at a workshop, just have a willingness to share some knowledge.  If you are interested in doing so, please contact Greg Blue.

  • We make various handouts/notes from the workshops available to all MAPS members.

Using the iNaturalist App – Saturday, April 15, 9:00am to 11:am – Thornhill Education Center, Room D

Dulcey Lima, longtime MAPS member and Morton Arboretum volunteer since 2008, will lead participants in a hands-on workshop about the use of the nature photography app called iNaturalist.  iNaturalist is a joint initiative created by the California Academy of Science and National Geographic with the goal of connecting over a million scientists, naturalists, and nature loving people with the shared goal of identifying and learning more about the plants and animals around us.  The app provides an opportunity for individuals to contribute to Citizen Science projects domestically and globally. 

Dulcey will lead participants through the process of adding images to the iNaturalist app, including the most important image angles for identifying a variety of plant and animal species.  The presentation will include hands-on practice and information about the current iNaturalist projects being conducted at The Morton Arboretum.  Bring your phone and/or your tablet or computer to the workshop and start contributing to this world-wide science project. Participants are encouraged to download the app to their devices prior to the workshop. Space is limited to 15 participants so don’t wait to sign up!