|Presented By||Michigan Technology University|
|Goal||Engage citizens in the awareness of their natural environments|
|Task||Various task depending on the app|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Cyber Citizen is a research initiative at Michigan Tech University aimed at creating mobile and web-based tools to facilitate scientists and citizen participation in scientist-led environmental and social research projects.
The project has two apps available:
Lichen AQ - uses lichen to track air pollution which helps federal land managers.
Mushroom Mapper - records and analyzes mushroom habitats.
More apps on the way...
App users either upload their data to a publicly accessible database or directly to the researchers' project website.
|How to Join||
The apps are publicly available and can be downloaded from their website.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a hike, On a walk, run, At school|
|Tags||app, enviroment, polution, smartphone|
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