PGK (Project Giving Kids) is now Create the Change®!

Find a Service Opportunity

Use the tool below to filter and search for kid-approved service opportunities!
Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.

Duration

30-Minutes or Less

Directions

Find the best route

How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

None

Description

Using the iNaturalist app, take photos of plants and animals to increase theglobal databank of biodiversity information used for both science and conservation.

What's Needed To Complete

A cell phone or tablet with the iNaturalist app downloaded.

Special Requirements

If you live near us, we welcome you to visit the Blue Hills and join the https://friendsofthebluehills.org/volunBetter Forest Challenge!

How It Makes A Difference

By photographing plants and animals, you will help scientists see the changes occurring in nature. Your photos will help biologists better understand the health of the forest, how climate change is affecting it, and how to better protect it. Each and every photo submitted becomes part of a global databank of biodiversity information used for both science and conservation. Your iNaturalist photos will become part of a global biodiversity database!

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Download the iNaturalist app, set up an account and step outside to take photos. -Get your parent's permission to load the free iNaturalist app on your phone or tablet. -Look for iNaturalist in the App Store or Google Play. Load the app. Set up your account. Having trouble?  Click https://youtu.be/xENz1xRu0wIHERE. -Step outside and start documenting! -Open the app and select -Observe. -Take a photo of a weed or plant outside and -Share. -Congrats! You are now a Citizen Scientist! You helped scientists by contributing to the massive amounts of data that they need to do their work. Remember to open the iNaturalist app before you take your photos. Once you take a photo, remember to share the photo. Your photos will become part of a global biodiversity database! Go back and visit your photos to see if you correctly identified! Or if someone identified for you! .

Register with us...see your impact - get an account - access to all info...track of all doing.

telescop
Find your Match
Worem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Etiam eu turpis molestie.
bell
To Know What’s New
Worem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Etiam eu turpis molestie.
lightbulb
To Get Ideas
Worem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Etiam eu turpis molestie.
heart_icon
To Find Helping Hands
Worem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Etiam eu turpis molestie.