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Cyber Citizen

Main Project Information
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
Description

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.

Website http://citizenscience.cs.mtu.edu/
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
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags app, enviroment, polution, smartphone
Project Updated 04/21/2017