Monthly Archives: November 2016

Seasonal changes

By Marlene Sanchez
Citizen Science Project
What was the project?– The project was looking for environmental change through different images after seasons have passed.
What did you do to help?– I helped by looking at different pictures and identifying trees, plants, and vegetation. It also involvedlooking at image complied of pictures of the same landscape over the year to see if the camera shiftedat any point. I also searched for way that humans have deducted nature to a small amount.
Why did you chose this project?– It seemed the most interesting. I enjoy looking at nature, especially trees so it was perfect to look atpictures of trees and nature to see if I could identify anything.
How do you feel after completing your part?– I feel like I could have done more, it was incredibly fun but I wish I could’ve helped in many more ways.

Individual whales

Alexandra Peralta
SNHS- Citizen Science Project
March 16, 2016
The citizen-science project I chose to do was for, and my job was identifying individual Humpback Whales by describing the patterns on their tails, this is was helpful because in filing the patterns on the tails, I was able to help guide their computer algorithms match new whales to whales that have existed longer. This was an a beneficial task for the science community along with Zooniverse, because in identifying individual tails scientists can better understand their behavior, population trends, personalities, and their conservation issues. I learned the importance of individual whale tails and their significance to the science community by identifying these tails.

Serengeti Animals

Anthony Khalifeh
Citizen Science Project:
My project was spotting and describing the activities of animals throughout the Serengeti. You would look through pictures and see if animals were present and would take note of how many and what activity they were doing ex walking, eating, resting, & etc. I chose this project because I feel like there are not enough people helping the scientists that look at the migration and other patterns throughout Africa. I wanted to make it easier on them so they could do the data composition and show people the results of their data faster and more accurate. I feel really good about helping because I feel like I impacted the world in a positive way and that should make everyone happy.