|Presented By||Museum of Science, Boston|
|Goal||Help scientists track firefly populations.|
|Task||Count male/female fireflies in your backyard, 15 mins/night.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet Firefly Watch|
Firefly Watch combines an annual summer evening ritual with scientific research.
Boston's Museum of Science has teamed up with researchers from Tufts University and Fitchburg State College to track the fate of these amazing insects. With your help, we will monitor population numbers of fireflies and determine what might be affecting their numbers. Participating in this project is also a wonderful way to learn more about these most enchanting and fascinating creatures.
- Join a network of volunteers.
It's easy to participate in Firefly Watch. Basically, we want to know if you have fireflies in your backyard (or in a nearby field if you don't have a backyard) and how their numbers are changing over time.
|Project Timing||Firefly season|
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per week|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At night, At home|
|Tags||boston, cambridge, fireflies, insects, lightning bugs, museum|
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