|Goal||Connecting communities to investigate weather and climate change|
|Task||Share observations and questions to document climate and weather|
ISeeChange is empowering communities to observe how weather and climate affect their environment. We connect the public with national media & scientists to understand how climate change is impacting our daily lives.
This groundbreaking environmental reporting project combines citizen science, citizen journalism, NASA satellite and weather data, sensors, and community curiosity to monitor changing of environmental conditions.
The ISeeChange Tracker is a collaboration with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory Mission. The mobile app allows community members to follow investigations over time and help NASA ground truth the details that earth observation satellites can’t see from space- including the impact of weird weather and climate on our daily lives.
ISeeChange Community Investigations allow local civic groups, neighborhoods, and citizen science groups to call communities into action to document specific investigations over time and sync posts with their own custom data. From documenting nuisance flooding with photographs to urban heat islands with sensors, ISeeChange tools can empower communities to develop their own baseline data and participate in adaptation decisions.
|How to Join||
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Head on over to www.iseechange.org and sign up. Then tell us what you've seen change!
You can even add observations from years past, just change the date on the calendar! See how your observations compare to temperature, precipitation, and snow data. And see how others see change too!
|Project Timing||We are interested in changes season to season, year to year!|
|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||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, Emergency Response, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, Exclusively online, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, On a lunch break, At sports stadiums|
|Tags||backyard, beaches, birds, carbon, citizen journalism, citizen science, citizen science water, citizenship., city, climate, climate change, climate education, climate science, coastal change, community, community engagement, crowdsourcing, diy, drought, earth, earth science, flood, fun, girl scouts, harlem heat, heat, iphone, jet propulsion laboratory, journalism, julia kumari drapkin, los angeles, mapping, marine environment, miami, mountain, mountains, nasa, nasa orbiting carbon observatory, neighborhood, new orleans, new york, npr, photography, public media, public radio, radio, rain, remote sensing, resilience, satellites, science, sea level rise, sensors, snow, stories, trees, trees urban street forest map, urban heat, urban heat island, weather, wnyc, yale climate connections|
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