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30 January: GLOBE Mission Mosquito Citizen Science Webinar #1: “What is Citizen Science? Get Involved in the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Mapping Project”

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Join the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Field Measurement Campaign webinar on Wednesday, 30 January at 2:00 p.m. EST.

This introductory webinar is for anyone who is interested in being part of the GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign. Participants will be introduced to the free mobile app that will be used in this project; shown how to create a citizen scientist account; and experience time to discuss why this work is so important. Informal science outreach educators and general public are encouraged to attend!

To register for the webinar, click here.

The GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign

The goal of GLOBE Mission Mosquito is to create an organized citizen science community, primarily through formal education with targeted outreach to informal education, that will conduct and report local observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper App. Using the mobile app, citizen scientists identify potential breeding sites for mosquitoes, sample and count mosquito larvae, and with optional equipment, examine and photograph a specimen to identify its genus.

Campaign outreach events will connect the GLOBE Observer citizen science community with NASA scientists who want to work in partnership with citizen scientists and use GO MHM data. NASA scientists are interested in understanding changing weather patterns, extreme weather events, insect ecology and human behavior affect the range, frequency and distribution of mosquito vectors that can potentially cause disease.

To learn more about the campaign, click here.

Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) type: globe-events

Events origin: GLOBE Implementation Office