Through periodic challenges to participate in campus-based studies led by NC State investigators, the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge engages students as collaborators in ongoing research about their environment. This project is part of the Leadership in Public Science cluster's Citizen Science Campus initiative.
Spring 2019 Challenge: Never Home Alone @ NCSU
The Leadership in Public Science Cluster and the Dunn Lab are proud to announce this year’s Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge, Never Home Alone @ NCSU. Students on and near campus will be able to participate by finding and photographing insects and other life that they encounter in their home, dorm, or apartment. Photographs will be uploaded to iNaturalist, and there will be prizes for the residence hall and individuals who make the most observations! By participating in the challenge, you will become a part of the first scientific study to comprehensively examine the biodiversity of indoor spaces on a college campus. Read more about it here:
What have we learned so far? Check out our past challenges!
- Spring 2018: Where's Delftia?—We went on a treasure hunt for a microbe that lives all around (and on) us—Delftia acidovorans, the microbe that poops gold and laughs in the face of mouthwash!
- Spring 2017: Take a Walk on the Wild Side of the Triangle—Members of the campus community made observations of Triangle area plants, animals, and fungi for the City Nature Challenge.
- Fall 2016: Take a Walk on the Wild Side of Your Campus—Students, faculty, and staff used camera traps to make discoveries about the mammals living on campus. Read more about it here.
If you have questions about the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge, contact Danica Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.