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Audubon Bird Guide - A complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near you.
Audubon Birds of California - With this app you can identify and learn about 523 species of California birds with in-depth descriptions, thousands of professional photographs, range maps, bird songs, and more. Available for both Google and Apple devices.
DIY Lake Science - Funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, this app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about lakes and other freshwater ecosystems at home, at school, or anywhere you go! Includes a dozen, easy to use, hands-on activities to learn about freshwater ecosystems.
DIY Sun Science - Funded by NASA and developed by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, this app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! Includes over a dozen, easy to use, hands-on activities to learn about the Sun.
iNaturalist - Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you identify and learn more about the plants and animals around you. What's more, by recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.
vTree - Developed by Virginia Tech, this tree app brings digital dendrology material to your mobile device. It contains fact sheets for 969 woody plants from all over North America with an in-depth description, range map and thousands of color images of leaves, flowers, fruit, twigs, bark and form. Users can narrow the species list for any location in North America using the phone's GPS or any entered address or zip code.