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|

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|

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

Help locate the coughing frog!

You may have heard of a newly described species of leopard frog, the Atlantic Coast leopard frog (Rana kauffeldi) -- also known as the coughing frog [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:45+00:00 March 12th, 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+00:00 February 10th, 2015|

The Pump of Youth

What is the secret to a long life? The heartbeat of some animals may hold a clue. Studies have concluded that mammals get about a [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:46+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|

Happy National Cat Day!

Apparently, cat fanciers love celebrating their feline friends with official holidays. A few months ago we were celebrating World Cat Day (August 8, 2014). And [...]

By | 2014-10-29T12:07:07+00:00 October 29th, 2014|

Wings of Change

You may have noticed a small white butterfly flittering through your garden, bouncing across your path while on your bike or spiraling around the side [...]

By | 2016-11-22T13:46:55+00:00 September 16th, 2014|