On the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 5pm to 6pm, you can contribute to science remotely. From now until the end of August, a program promoted by SciStarter and hosted by Science Forward @ Macauley Honors College will be available for free. The basic format will be a quick intro mentioning the projects being worked on, followed by everyone picking a project and getting started on it.
Currently the program will feature the following:
- iNaturalist: post photos and provide ID information
- Penguin Watch (on Zooniverse): count penguins from remote camera images
- Invader ID (on Zooniverse): help classify underwater creatures
- Star Notes (on Zooniverse): transcribe notebooks of early women astronomers
You will need a device that can have Zoom open AND a project window open (via app or internet browser) at the same time. Both iNaturalist and Zooniverse have Apps for mobile download.