#YOURENVIRONMENT VIDEOBLOG FOR JUNE 19, 2016
#WREG +WREG News Channel 3 videoblog #YourEnvironment for Sunday June 19, 2016.
In this weekend’s update: #Memphis air quality, local conservation groups, citizen science and you, also how YOU can save #rainforest space with just the click of a mouse. #ShareAndEnjoy +Tribune Media
CITIZEN SCIENCE: Firefly Watch
|GOAL||Learn about the geographic distribution of Fireflies.|
|TASK||Count male/female fireflies in your backyard, 15 mins/night.|
Firefly Watch combines an annual summer evening ritual with scientific research.
Boston’s Museum of Science has teamed up with researchers from Tufts University and Fitchburg State College to track the fate of these amazing insects. With your help, we hope to learn about the geographic distribution of fireflies and their activity during the summer season. Fireflies also may be affected by human-made light and pesticides in lawns, so we hope to also learn more about those effects.
– See more at: http://scistarter.com/project/5-Firefly%20Watch?utm_source=Citizen+Science+at+Science+Centers&utm_campaign=Citizen+Science+at+Science+Centers&utm_medium=email#sthash.jVKFX2M9.dpuf