Field Naturalist: Biodiversity Identification and Cataloging

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


50 Cowan DriveReno, NV 89509


Want to learn how to identify a variety of wildlife in the Truckee Meadows? Want to do it while also acquiring volunteer hours? Well then, this is the opportunity for you!

One of our newest efforts is creating an online open source Truckee Meadows Biodiversity database for anyone to use free of charge. The database will be an educational tool for our community and will help you identify a variety of plants, animals, fungi, and geological formations in different regions and/or habitats in in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. If all goes according to plan, our open source database will be able to search for different biodiversity by location, habitat, family, and more. We need your help in gathering the backbone of our database information.

Volunteers will photograph and document different species of trees, flowers, weeds, fungi, lichens, geological features, insects, fish, birds, mammals, and reptiles found in the Truckee Meadows. We will provide field guides, binoculars, magnifying glasses, and logs for your naturalist adventure.

You will develop biodiversity identification skills, become familiar with the wildlife in the local area, and have fun exploring in the process. Not only will you gain skills and learn about Reno’s Biodiversity, but you will help others in your community learn because of your time and research.

For questions, comments, or volunteer inquiries please contact Annie at, or call (775) 410-1702


  • Data Entry
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture
  • Mobile Programming
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Flexible

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