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ParkApps NE Ohio

Main Project Information
Presented By Kent State University, Cleveland Metroparks
Goal Monitor plant and animal populations in Ohio
Task Download the app and record data while out in nature
Where Ohio, United States of America

ParkApps NE Ohio is a smartphone app that hosts multiple citizen science projects:

- Basking Turtles monitoring
- Beech Leaf Disease monitoring
- Bumble Bee monitoring
- Coyote monitoring
- Invasive Vines monitoring

Participants will download the app, complete a short training section on the citizen science project of their choice, and then collect data while they are out exploring nature. Data can be collected within the Cleveland Metroparks and Cuyahoga Valley National Park or anywhere else in Ohio.

Project Timing Projects within the app may be seasonally available depending on the animal or plant in question. For example, bumble bees are easiest to find in summer while coyotes may be seen year-round.
Materials List Smartphone
Special Skills Smartphone use
Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per week
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In snow or rain, On a walk, run, On a hike, At night
Media Mentions
and Publications
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Project Updated 05/23/2018