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+00:00November 28th, 2017|

March, 2017. The month you got to name a new creature.

Help us in this long honored tradition of naming things of importance. We have dozens of yeast to name and we want each of them to have a story. Tweet us your suggestion and an explanation of why you have chosen a particular name. If you need more than 140 characters, screen capture the text. We will decide what names make the most sense for our particular yeasts and include them in a future peer-reviewed manuscript. Forever after these yeasts will have these names. These names you helped create.

By |2017-06-26T14:18:03+00:00March 7th, 2017|

#NewYeastName Activity

Educators: We’d love to have your students help us name our new yeasts. Here’s some information to start the discussion with your students so that they can learn about the science of yeast.

By |2017-06-26T14:19:38+00:00March 7th, 2017|

Updating the Species Scape

This post was written by Clint Penick & Magdalena Sorger As the world’s entomologists gather in Orlando this week for the International Conference of Entomology [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:43+00:00September 25th, 2016|

Students share eMammal!

On Thursday, March 5, eight middle school students from the classrooms of two 2014-2015 Students Discover Kenan Fellows, Dave Glenn and Dayson Pasion, presented their research [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00March 23rd, 2015|

Meet Your Mites: Family Style

Over the last few months, our first cohort of Students Discover Kenan Fellows have been busy in their classrooms piloting and refining the citizen science [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00March 11th, 2015|

Before They Were Scientists: Monica Peters

When I first met New Zealand native and science/artist Monica Peters, she was attending the Citizen Science Association meeting in San Jose, California. After her [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00March 6th, 2015|

Look but don’t touch

Watching Out for Nesting Birds Look but don’t touch. This was a lesson I learned early on as a young boy, staring intently along with [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00February 23rd, 2015|

Before They Were Scientists: Mette Olufsen

Dr. Mette Olufsen found mathematics very easy in middle school and had an interest in biology. Yet, she never predicted that she would grow up [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:46+00:00February 20th, 2015|

Our Bodies Are a Habitat

Thanks to PBS Digital Studios and YouTuber Coma Niddy we can now add face mites to the list of subjects featured in a science parody [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:46+00:00February 16th, 2015|

Why We #CitSci

Your Wild Life is relocating to the West Coast this week to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Citizen Science Association in San Jose, [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:46+00:00February 10th, 2015|