Not every episode needs to be a crowd-pleaser, but this one catches the attention of our crowd more than the first three episodes had. It reminds us that while Global Big Day is intended to be fun, with a hint of competitive spirit, it is all in the interest of science and ultimately for the benefit of conservation of bird habitat (reminder to pledge). Thanks to The National Science Foundation for funding this! Thanks to PBS for making it available to watch online, even outside the USA (at least in Belize):
Counting birds for more than 100 years generates data on a changing climate and theres an app for that: eBird. Surfer science using smart tech tracks ocean acidification and coastal temperatures in the Smartfin project. Spend A Year in the Life of Citizen Science with California’s monarch butterflies and horseshoe crabs in Delaware.
THE CROWD & THE CLOUD is a documentary series showcasing the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. This multi-part series, hosted by former NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati, takes viewers on a global tour of the projects and people on the front lines of citizen science and crowdsourcing. By observing their environment, monitoring neighborhoods, and collecting information about the world
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
The Crowd & The Cloud is made possible by NSF, The National Science Foundation, “Where Discoveries Begin.”