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#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


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.

  • Join a network of volunteers.
  • Observe your own backyard.
  • Track your progress online and interact with fellow Citizen Scientists.
  • Help scientists map fireflies found in New England and beyond.
  • No specific scientific training required.

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