Backyard Biodiversity Project: Pools
|Presented By||California Academy of Sciences and UC Berkely ESPM|
|Goal||Come discover what's living in your backyard!|
|Task||Skim pool, collect insects, send samples to us for ID|
|Where||California, United States of America|
We are scientists at The California Academy of Sciences and UC Berkeley looking to explore the insect diversity in California’s backyards. We are starting a new collaborative citizen science project after seeing the results from our pilot pool in Marin County. We found 4 new genera of wasps and many other rare insects. And there are still many more insects to identify! Although the samples collected have received only cursory analysis, the results are already eye-opening.
If you want to join our team sign up at https://goo.gl/aoVyoH
For questions email us at Backyardbiodiversityproject@gmail.org
We are looking forward to hearing from you!"
The Backyard Biodiversity Project is a collaboration between UC Berkeley and the California Academy of Sciences. Our goal is to develop citizen science projects that contribute to scientific research and discovery while promoting environmental awareness and scientific literacy.
|How to Join||
Click the "Express Interest" button on this page to instantly notify the project leader of your interest! We welcome participants of all ages, education levels, and backgrounds
|Project Timing||For this project kits will be provided to make collecting and sending the samples as easy as possible. We need the participants to collect pool samples once a month for a year. The specific date can be flexible as long as you are participating around the same time each month.|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per month|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At home|
|Tags||ants, backyard, backyard biodiversity, biodiversity, bugs, bugs in your backyard, california, diversity, insect, insects, los angeles, pollinators/insects, pool, pools, san francisco, water|
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