Citizen! Today is the first ever Citizen Science Day. Rejoice! comrades!
"A major celebration will be held on April 16, 2016, in conjunction with the USA National Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC."
So get yourselves to the capital. Or, good people, #TakeASample for NPR's Science Friday Science Club and tweet out your #MyCitSci. #ObserveEverything. Participate. Put on this nifty t-shirt and sound the gong:
citizen science projects.
(Hint: do what you like. "Scratch what itches," is advice to writers, and to citizen scientists. You don't have to count tadpoles. BUT YOU TOTALLY SHOULD. "Since amphibians' skin is permeable, these creatures are more susceptible to contaminants and changes in their aquatic habitats. By their very nature they are considered a 'sentinel species,'"- from the EPA's blog, Our Planet, Our Home.)
This new kind of citizen science #bigdata collection is totally hot awesomesauce.