Tag: citizen science

Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard

Written by | March 25th, 2014

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Spring migration is in the air. What can you do to make your own backyard accommodating for these frequent flyers? The Conservancy’s Dave Mehlman offers some easy tips to make your own backyard attractive to spring migrants.

3 Ways to Help Science with Your Computer or Smartphone

Written by | October 22nd, 2012

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You love nature and science. And you love your smartphone. Here are 3 ways these seemingly disparate loves can come together.

Citizen Scientists Are Helping Save Threatened Species

Written by | September 10th, 2012

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You have an important role to play in saving nature–and a new study proves it. Researchers find that citizen involvement is as critical as government in protecting threatened species.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, July 19

Written by | July 19th, 2011

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Eco-enlightenment awaits you:

  1. This handy chart shows the climate impact of your food choices (eating a cheeseburger=driving 10 miles!). (Green)
  2. Help save bats from your phone with the latest in citizen science apps. (Extinction Countdown)
  3. Scientists find a stand of trees in California untouched by sudden oak death–can it help save other forests? (The New York Times)
  4. A new study shows forests absorb more CO2 than previously thought. (The Christian Science Monitor)
  5. One writer says organic farming isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (Grist)

Science! On Horseback! By People Like You and Me

Written by | April 29th, 2011

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Citizen science is HOT — especially when you’re mapping Arizona’s San Pedro River in the middle of June. Learn how 11 years of citizen data collection on the San Pedro have helped protect the river…and boost its PR.

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