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ZomBee Watch

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Presented By Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Goal Learn where in North America bees are infected by Zombie Flies
Task Collect honey bees; report easy-to-spot signs of infection.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

ZomBee Watch is a citizen science project sponsored by the San Francisco State University Department of Biology, the San Francisco State University Center for Computing for Life Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The project is partnered with Planet Bee Foundation, a Bay Area environmental education nonprofit which created a K-12 ZomBee Watch school program. ZomBee Watch was initiated as a follow-up to the discovery that the Zombie Fly (Apocephalus borealis) is parasitizing honey bees in California and possibly other areas of North America.

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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, On a hike, At night, At home
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Tags bee, diy, girl scouts, insects, parasite, watch, zombee
Project Updated 10/04/2018