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Besides, the development of mobile apps, the project
includes a School Citizen Science Programme titled as Urban iNaturewatch Challenge wherein 40 city schools would take up local biodiversity studies as part of their project work. These apps will be helpful in identifying local trees, birds and butterflies which the students need to report back to the project website www.inaturewatch.com. The project is expected to develop 3000 student citizen scientists across the cities. The project partners include Greenline of Don Bosco Development Society in Mumbai and WWF-India for other three metros.
The apps are developed by LycodonFx.
The idea of mobile apps has been inspired from U.S. based Audubon Society eguides. The apps are aptly named as iNaturewatch which is the environmental citizen science initiative of the Navi Mumbai-based social enterprise- Ladybird Environmental Consulting.
The project which started in July 2014 has now completed its first phase wherein the mobile apps and website are being launched across the four metros. The launch dates are 8 December for Mumbai, 9 December for Hyderabad, 10 December for Kolkatta & 12 December for New Delhi.
The launch event in Mumbai will be held in auditorium of Don Bosco International School at 10.00 a.m. Shri Vikas Gupta, Chief Conservator of Forest and Park Director of Sanjay Gandhi National Park has agreed to be grace the occasion and launch the mobile apps. Your are invited to attend our event and be part of our success.
For RSVP please write to Dr. V.Shubhalaxmi, Project Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9820165525.
Details of Launch Event in Mumbai
Date: December 8, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Bianchi Auditorium, Don Bosco International School,
Matunga (East), Mumbai – 400019.
10.00 a.m.: Welcome
10.05 a.m.: Introduction by Fr. Savio, Director, Greenline
10:15 a.m.: Screening of infographic video tutorial on usage of
mobile app and Overview of the Project by Dr.
10:30 a.m. : Inauguration of iNaturewatch Mobile App & Website by
Shri. Vikas Gupta, IFS, CCF & Park Director, SGNP
10.45 a.m. : Address by Guest of Honour, U.S. Consulate General
11.00 a.m. : Introduction to participating schools and sharing
of views by teachers and students
11:30 a.m. : Vote of Thanks
11.45 a.m. : Refreshments.