With the popularity and necessity of outdoor activities on the rise over the past several months, the Seek app, last featured in the 04-06-2018 Scout Report, is worth revisiting (and downloading).
Many readers have likely found themselves stumbling across a unique flower or plant and have wondered to themselves what exactly it was. Skip the Googling and head to Seek for an answer. Recommended for "families who want to spend more time exploring nature together," Seek is a kid-friendly smartphone app designed to encourage and enrich exploration of the outdoors. Simply use a phone camera to scan over an object of interest. From there, Seek uses image recognition to identify plants and animals in photos, providing additional context for people already exploring nature around them. The in-depth user guide linked on the page above provides step-by-step instructions on how to optimize user experience. Seek can be downloaded via Google Play and the Apple app store. It is a project of iNaturalist, a hub for citizen science and conservationists.