Take the new cat personality test

The Cat Tracker Project is launching a new cat personality test. Take 10 minutes and complete the survey to unveil your cat's personality characteristics. Your [...]

By | 2018-02-15T14:09:06+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Students Discover Update

Overview: Over the last five years we have worked to develop citizen science projects that reach out to the public but also that, more specifically, [...]

By | 2017-11-29T14:13:22+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

Calling All Drones

On Monday, October 9th, Greg Crutsinger woke to an ordinary sort of day. He was looking forward to the week. He was launching a [...]

By | 2017-10-27T17:14:41+00:00 October 26th, 2017|

The Search for Lost Microbes

I spent several years writing a book about the value of biological diversity to agriculture, Never Out of Season. In doing so, I gained a [...]

By | 2017-09-25T09:51:40+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

From the desk of the Showerhead Microbiome Project

We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Showerhead Microbiome Project. We now have samples from nearly 700 homes across the U.S. and each swab is a critical part of our research. We would not have been able to accomplish a project of this magnitude without the help of all of the volunteers who donated their time and energy to this project.

By | 2017-07-03T14:19:32+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

A Tree’s Life (A New Citizen Science Project)

Would you give a few minutes a year to reveal the future of forests? What would be the easiest citizen science project ever? Watching paint dry? Falling off a log? Maybe. But what would you, or anyone else, learn from that? We are starting a citizen science project almost as easy but much more important. Its called A Tree’s Life and all you need to do is monitor red maple growth in your yard. We even give you the supplies. It’s really just one supply called a dendrometer, and it does most of the work.

By | 2017-06-26T12:31:28+00:00 March 13th, 2017|