NatureCollection’s main goal is to support children’s outdoor activities and at the same time tackle a major societal problem – habitat loss.
Kids are spending far less time outdoors which poses a real threat to nature conservation. Professor Josh Lawler and Katie Davies were awarded a UW Innovation Award to develop an app for elementary school children (grades 3-5) that encourages them to go outside and connect with nature. The app aims to engage children in an exploration of the natural world by allowing them to build, curate, and share nature photo collections.
The researchers were looking for a partner who would incorporate their design work, develop the mobile app, and support backend development.