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 |2017-06-26T12:31:28-04:00March 13th, 2017|

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 |2016-11-22T13:46:45-05:00March 23rd, 2015|

Evolution of the Indoor Biome

There is something living in the north-facing wall of our apartment. My partner and I have narrowed it down to an organism in the phylum [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:45-05:00March 16th, 2015|

Who’s in My House?

Tiny rustling noises arise from our kitchen garbage can. I tip-toe up to it and out pops a little fuzzy face with a twitching nose. [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:52-05:00January 13th, 2015|

ICYMI: Holiday Break Edition

Happy New Year! Classes are back in swing today here at NC State and we’re slowly but surely digging ourselves out from under the pile [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:52-05:00January 7th, 2015|

Meet the Cleanup Crew

Last week, you heard A LOT about the important role arthropods (particularly ants) play in removing food waste from the street medians and parks of [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:52-05:00December 11th, 2014|

Ants vs. Rats in NYC

Last year I got to take my first trip to New York City and spent most of my time in the medians of Broadway setting [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:53-05:00December 3rd, 2014|

June Beetle Boogie

Because I’m an Entomology graduate student, meeting people is often like this: Me: Hi, my name is Emily. New friend: Hi Emily, what do you [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:53-05:00October 27th, 2014|

BioBlitz at the New York Botanical Gardens

How many plant, mammal or invertebrate species live in the New York Botanical Garden? While it seems like there should be a straightforward answer – [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:54-05:00October 13th, 2014|

Urban Cicada Safari

On September 2, as the 9-5ers emptied out of downtown Raleigh, we gathered near the State Legislature Building to embark on an urban insect adventure. [...]

By |2016-11-22T13:46:56-05:00September 12th, 2014|