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SCARAB (Scientific Collaboration for Accessible Research About Borers)

Main Project Information
Presented By LA Makerspace
Goal Studying invasive beetles in order to learn how to manage them
Task Tagging infected trees
Where SCARAB (Scientific Collaboration for Accessible Research About Borers) California USA

This is a citizen science project to help track the spread of invasive beetles, such as the polyphagus shothole borer (PSHB), to better understand factors leading to their spread and how to manage them.

How to Join

Sign up via iNaturalist and join

Social Media
Required Gear

Cellphone with camera and the ability to install the iNaturalist app.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home
Class Materials
Tags beetles, invasives, polyphagus shothole borer, pshb, trees
Project Updated 01/30/2018