Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Take a Break: Become a Citizen Scientist for a Day

Every day, people all over the globe are helping scientists make discoveries, figure out new ways to do things, protect natural resources and much more. Even if you are home bound, never went to college or didn’t finished high school, there is a project for you, even it it’s just for a day.

If you want to work on a project close to home, do a search with the name of your town or state with “citizen scientist.” Refine your search by area of interest (e.g. history, birds, astronomy).

Links to help you find a project that could use your help:

Zooniverse: Citizen science projects for space, climate, humanities, nature and biology. This is a good place to start to learn where your talents will be most useful. 

Project Noah: A tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

SETI@Home: This project is using help in searching for extraterrestrial intelligence. 

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