Thursday evening: Citizen Science and Project MERCCURI at ASU’s Science Cafe.

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In the Tempe, AZ area? Come learn more about Science Cheerleader’s sister-site, SciStarter and other online communities expanding the reach and visibility of citizen science projects. Darlene’s talk will explore the roots of online citizen science platforms and will examine novel approaches to reaching new audiences.

Then, participate in our citizen science project, Project MERCCURI simply by swabbing microbes from your shoe and cell phone. Learn why we’re doing this at www.SpaceMicrobes.org .

In case you missed this last year, here’s a brief video featuring some Science Cheerleaders on Arizona State University’s cheer team, talking about their interests in STEM.