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Are you sensing something?

Have you ever tried to guess how many jelly beans are in a jar? Or "guesstimated" the number of people who were at the concert last night? Number sense is your intuitive recognition of numbers and their relationships. You can tell, for instance, that one group of circles contains more shapes than another, even though you don't know the exact number. This is an ability shared with many animals, and helps them (and us, in days gone by) to survive.

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Large Pelagics Research Center - Improves Management of Large Pelagic Marine Species

Large Pelagics Research Center - Improves Management of Large Pelagic Marine Species | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Working closely with fishermen and using state-of-the-art technologies, LPRC conducts biological and ecological research on pelagic species including tunas, sharks, billfish, and sea turtles.
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iSpot | your place to share nature

iSpot | your place to share nature | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it

iSpot - Your place to share nature. iSpot is a website aimed at helping anyone identify anything in nature.  Help test and build this database.

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TrafficTurk, Citizen Science | Scientific American

TrafficTurk, Citizen Science | Scientific American | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it

Transportation researchers are asking the public for help this weekend in studying post-Sandy traffic patterns in New York City. Anyone with a smart phone can collect traffic data on Saturday, anywhere in Manhattan, using an application developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The researchers will analyze the data to learn about how traffic is affected by major disasters as part of the TrafficTurk project.

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Citizens in Space, Citizen Science | Scientific American

Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, is dedicated to citizen science and citizen space exploration. Citizens in Space is a nonprofit project working with (not for) the companies developing new ...
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10 online citizen science projects you can do in 15 minutes or less ...

10 online citizen science projects you can do in 15 minutes or less ... | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Here are ten ways you can help scientists advance fields of research while standing in line, downloading that much-hyped Netflix flick, or waiting for your pumpkin pie to warm up. royal-society-laughter-project-SciStarter ...
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Democracy works for Endangered Species Act, study finds; Citizen involvement key in protecting and saving threatened species

Democracy works for Endangered Species Act, study finds; Citizen involvement key in protecting and saving threatened species | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
In protecting endangered species, the power of the people is key, an analysis of listings under the US Endangered Species Act finds.
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EPA Provides Grants to Help New York City Residents Monitor Air and

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing nearly $125,000 in “citizen science” grants to five New York City community groups. These grants will be used to help these organizations collect ...
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Crowd-Sourcing Citizen Science, Ideas And Innovation

Crowd-Sourcing Citizen Science, Ideas And Innovation | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Citizen engagement is essential to our fast-changing civilization. Politics could certainly use more empowerment of common citizens. So could innovative commerce, and even national defense relies on a robust citizenry.
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Crowdsourcing, 'citizen science' make UGA research interactive - Red and Black

Crowdsourcing, 'citizen science' make UGA research interactive - Red and Black | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing, 'citizen science' make UGA research interactiveRed and Black“[In] citizen science, which this is often termed, [it] is hard to have quality assurance and quality control.
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Key environmental factors influencing manta ray behavior identified - Science Codex

Key environmental factors influencing manta ray behavior identified - Science Codex | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Science CodexKey environmental factors influencing manta ray behavior identifiedScience CodexEnlisting the help of volunteer SCUBA divers and tour operators on the island for a 'citizen science' approach, the authors monitored the relative...
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Scanning Leaves | Citizen Scientists League

Scanning Leaves | Citizen Scientists League | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
By Bill Dembowski. Preserving plants by pressing and drying them was very popular among amateur naturalists in the Victorian era. Today it is done mostly in a craft environment. Although much more convenient, photography ...
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Seafloor Explorer – a Citizen Science Project

Seafloor Explorer – a Citizen Science Project | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to go diving in the ocean and discover unknown sea creatures from the comfort of your own sofa, here's your chance. There's a new web site called Seafloor Explorer where anyone can look at images of ...
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YardMap

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YardMap is a new Citizen Science Project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology designed to let you make landscape maps of your yard and other green spaces like parks and nature reserves.
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Citizen Sort

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Citizen Sort is a research project where (extra)ordinary members of the public can do real science by playing games.

Citizen Sort has activities for all type -- from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies

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Handheld Learning: Harnessing Smartphones for Ecological Education, Research, and Outreach

Handheld Learning: Harnessing Smartphones for Ecological Education, Research, and Outreach | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
RT @annbot: Harnessing Smartphones for Ecological Education, Research, and Outreach http://t.co/EaChEoQX...

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Two new planets came to light this week, and one of them was crowd-sourced - WBEZ

Two new planets came to light this week, and one of them was crowd-sourced - WBEZ | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
WBEZTwo new planets came to light this week, and one of them was crowd-sourcedWBEZThe citizen scientists' discovery is not to be confused with another new planet announced this week: European researchers discovered the closest known planet to Earth...
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Ethiopian Priests putting on their new “I Love Bugs” T-shirt field guides « TREE Foundation

Active in saving Ethipian church forests.

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Making crowdsourcing more reliable

Researchers in the UK are designing incentives for collection and verification of information to make crowdsourcing more reliable.
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Putting the Eyes of the Crowd Into the Eye of Hurricanes - Climate Central

Putting the Eyes of the Crowd Into the Eye of Hurricanes - Climate Central | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Putting the Eyes of the Crowd Into the Eye of HurricanesClimate CentralBut thanks to an innovative new project, ordinary citizens can make a real contribution to hurricane science armed with little more than an internet connection, a sharp eye and...
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Help A Scientist By Finding Fish On The Ocean Floor - Co.Exist

Help A Scientist By Finding Fish On The Ocean Floor - Co.Exist | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Co.ExistHelp A Scientist By Finding Fish On The Ocean FloorCo.ExistNot only is the data being used for a scientific count of scallops, it's also going to be part of an overall project to monitor the seafloor, using citizen scientists.
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Rallying The World's Citizen Engineers To Do Good - Scientific American

Rallying The World's Citizen Engineers To Do GoodScientific AmericanShowcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original, and significant online essays from 2011, The Best Science Writing Online 2012 will change the way...
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Progress on fracking - Daily Camera

Progress on fracking - Daily Camera | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Progress on frackingDaily CameraThe National Science Foundation grant is also designed to released the findings to the public, and include a public component: A "citizen science" effort with community members taking measurements and air quality...
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'Citizen Scientists' invited to help record Europe's bat population - ummid.com

'Citizen Scientists' invited to help record Europe's bat population - ummid.com | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
'Citizen Scientists' invited to help record Europe's bat populationummid.comLondon: A website that is a collaboration of many institutes working for the conservation of bats is calling on "citizen scientists" to help researchers monitor and record...
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