Citizen science is the involvement of everyday members of the public in crowdsourcing scientific research, and April is Citizen Science Month!
In this program we'll be going going over the Zoological Society of London's Instant Wild project. In this crowdsourced initiative, you can get a rare glimpse into some of the world's wildest places while helping to contribute to conservation research. With Instant Wild, you help identify different animals in image captures from wildlife webcams from around the world, as there are so many pictures that scientists need help going through them all. Instant Wild is accessible on a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
We'll go over how to use Instant Wild, and identify some animals together! No prior scientific knowledge is required, but you will need a smartphone, tablet, or computer that can access Zoom. If you are planning on using a smartphone or tablet, Instant Wild works best with the app. Find their Google Play Android app here and their Apple Store iOS app here. Registration is also required!
If you are interested in more Citizen Science Month programming, check out our April 8 program about EyeWire- a visual puzzle solving experience where you map neurons to help with neuroscience research at Princeton!.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.
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