This iNaturalist plant observation assignment for college students was developed by Aaron Liston from Oregon State University. It was designed to replace a traditional collection assignment. The students are asked to find, photograph, briefly describe, and upload at least 20 species that are identified to the species level and then submit a summary table with additional information (authority, geographic range, native or introduced) for each species. The first file includes the student manual and instructor’s guide; the second is the template for the summary report.

Download the files here:

Aaron Liston iNaturalist Assignment student manual 2020 (115 downloads) Aaron Liston's iNaturalist Student observations table template 2020 (104 downloads)

If you have any questions about this assignment, please contact Aaron Liston.