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One Cool Thing: Count Some Bugs for Science

Insects are a vital food source for migratory birds. Scientists need your help tracking how these insect populations are responding to climate change. A citizen science project called Caterpillars Count! is recruiting volunteers to help understand how insect populations are changing. (NatGeo recently made evident that insects are in need of our help!) As Discover Magazine explained, […]

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Citizen Scientists Work to Protect Georgia’s Pollinators

Citizen Scientists Work to Protect Georgia’s Pollinators

Pollinators are facing stresses all over the world such as habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation. In the state of Georgia specifically, where experts determined that the annual value of pollination is over $360 million, Butterflies of the Atlantic Flyway Alliance (BAFA) was formed to bring together conservation land managers and citizen scientists throughout the state to […]

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Climate change is affecting snowflakes, become a citizen scientist and measure the impacts!

Climate change is affecting snowflakes, become a citizen scientist and measure the impacts!

In layman’s terms: climate change is causing snowflakes to melt faster and look less pointy and instead more rounded. That’s according to a WNYC report from last year on the research being conducted at Columbia University’s Earth Institute as to how warmer winter air is changing the way snowflakes form. Instead of giving up in […]

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