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Citizen Science

Citizen scientists survey bugs in Portland backyards, measure rainfall and track the lifecycles of plants. A study questioned the reliability of crowd-sourced science, so scientists are improving training and new tools, like mobile apps.

Producer - Christy George
Videographers - Nicholas Fisher & Dave Spangler
Editor - Greg Bond

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Portland Budwatch
USA National Phenology Network
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network
Portland Audubon, Backyard Habitat Certification Program
Portland Audubon, other Citizen Science Programs


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Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2402
Original Broadcast: October 11, 2012