Stuck inside? Looking for something to do? Love science? Come to our Citizen/Community Science Happy Hour and contribute to science remotely! We had great success with these during Citizen Science Month, so we're going to continue them on the second and fourth Wednesdays from now until the end of August! Join us!
Grab a snack and a tasty beverage and hop on our Zoom meeting to learn about and participate in a variety of community/citizen science projects. The basic format will be a quick intro mentioning the projects we're working on, followed by everyone picking a project and getting started on it. The moderator will pop in every 10-15 min or so to pose a question about what you're up to.
We'll take project suggestions, here is a sample of what we've featured:
iNaturalist: post photos and provide ID information
Penguin Watch (on Zooniverse): count penguins from remote camera images
Galaxy Zoo (on Zooniverse): help classify galaxies by shape
Star Notes (on Zooniverse): transcribe notebooks of early women astronomers
You will need a device that can have Zoom open AND a project window open (via app or internet browser) at the same time. If you're on a mobile device, both iNaturalist and Zooniverse have apps you can download. Please create an account on iNaturalist and/or Zooniverse before the meeting starts. The host will be logging into the Zoom room 15 minutes early (4:45pm) to help anyone who is having access issues. If you think this might happen to you, please try to get into the room a few minutes ahead of the start time.
We'll be having a longer event for City Nature Challenge on Wednesday April 29. This one will be focused on working on iNaturalist. Look for a separate listing for that one (called City Nature Challenge Virtual ID Party).