|Presented By||Season Spotter is a collaboration between Harvard University, the National Ecological Observatory Network, and the Zooniverse. Funding for Season Spotter has been provided by the National Science Foundation.|
|Goal||Help study the impacts of changing climates on trees and plants|
|Task||Classify landscape images of forests, grasslands, and more!|
|Where||Online only Season Spotter|
We invite you to join Season Spotter, where you can help with an ongoing climate change research project. We have over 250 digital cameras mounted on towers and platforms across North America (and beyond) taking continual images of vegetated landscapes including forests, grasslands, and croplands. The result is images – a lot of images – that provide a unique record of how plants respond to seasonal change including the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting.
|How to Join||
Visit the Season Spotter website. Registration is not required
Computer with internet connection
|Special Skills||None are required|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online|
|Tags||autumn, climate, climate change, ecohealth, ecology, ecosystem services, environment, fall, field photo, flowers, forests, leaves, nature, phenocam, phenology, photo, photographs, photography, plant, plant conservation, plant monitoring, plants, plant science, project budburst, seeds, spring, summer, trees, wildflowers, winter, zooniverse|
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