Kelly L. O'Donnell

Joined: Jun 02, 2013 Last Active: Jan 30, 2023 iNaturalist Monthly Supporter since March 2020

Hello there! I'm a science educator and plant evolutionary ecologist who is interested in the plants that survive and thrive in the urban environment, particularly the invasive ones.

As the Director of Science Forward at Macaulay Honors College, I work on science-related academics and programming that promotes scientific literacy. Science Forward is a curriculum and open educational resource (OER) that focuses developing students' scientific skills. Its opening event is a BioBlitz where ~500 students and ~30 scientists/naturalists use iNaturalist to record as many species as possible in 24 hours. Additionally, I have organized the NYC branch of the City Nature Challenge since 2017.

For more info about Science Forward and access to our OER, visit

Follow me on Twitter! @drkellyodonnell


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