Below are some smartphone apps and links that we recommend for reference and to make you an active citizen scientist:
Download the Zoo Miami app to explore the zoo, plan your visit and serve as a guide during your next visit. You can download the app here for Android in the Google Play store or here for iOS at the iTunes store.
Are you aware of the invasive species that are wreaking havoc in Florida? You can be on the front lines helping scientists and agencies protect the environment by reporting invasive animals and plants that you see by using the easy to use IveGot1 app to report them as you see them. Download the app for your smartphone here.
Delve into augmented reality and learn about Florida's imperiled butterfly species through the free Libraries of Life app and the Florida Museum. Launch the app on your phone and point it at the images on the website, download and print your own images out, or get the information cards and watch the butterflies jump out in 3D. Get the app in the Play Store or iTunes. Get the info cards and images here.
Almost everyone in Miami loves seafood. But, did you know that your choices in restaurants and grocery stores effect the pressures and exploitation of our world’s fisheries? The Monterey Bay Aquarium has developed the Seafood Watch app to help you make responsible choices that don’t negatively impact our natural resources when you make your purchases. Download the app here and start making better choices.
Have you seen a gopher tortoise or its burrow? You can help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by using their new app to snap a pic and report sightings. Download the Gopher Tortoise app here and help biologists map out Florida’s populations.