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Digital Tools for Naturalists

July 13, 2019

July 13th: Digital Tools for Naturalists — Highland Wonders field trip

Offered by Okanogan Highlands Alliance (OHA)

Many of us carry smartphones as cameras and for a few of our favorite apps, but are you curious about other apps that might help you explore the natural world?

In the July 13th field trip, community members can learn more about how to make a phone or tablet into a suite of resources for identifying a wide variety of natural elements, from wildflowers and wildlife to trees and mountain peaks. Participants will be provided with a list of apps to choose from prior to the event, depending on what aspects of the natural world people most want to explore.

The group will visit a site with a panoramic view of the Pasayten Wilderness, and practice identifying peak names. We will then explore the Lost Lake Wetland and Wildlife Preserve, using apps appropriate for the species we encounter. After the event, participants are encouraged to enjoy Lost Lake with swimming, canoeing, or kayaking, and continued observations of the beautiful and diverse plant and animal species that make the lake and forest their home. The event will begin and end earlier than usual for Highland Wonders field trips, to leave more of the day available afterward.

Due to the nature of the outdoor field trip, participation is limited, and priority registration is currently being offered for OHA members. A waiting list will be generated on a first-come, first-serve basis. To begin or renew OHA membership and be first in line to register for the summertime events, community members can donate online, or contact OHA for more information. Further event details, such as meeting time and place, will be provided to those who register for the field trip. To sign up for this event, please email julie@okanoganhighlands.org or call 509-476-2432. Event info: okanoganhighlands.org/highland-wonders/upcoming

Reminder: Sunday, June 30th is the 2nd annual Get Lost! Trail Race at Lost Lake. You can sign up to run or walk — or just come cheer on the trail racers! More info: okanoganhighlands.org/education/events/trail-race



July 13, 2019

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