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Our editors found 12 projects related to the 12 Days of Christmas jingle. Ok, some are a stretch, but we hope you enjoy our holiday edition! We have some exciting developments on the horizon. Will you please take a moment to update your dashboard settings so you can really make the most of the new features in the new year? Thank you. Cheers! The SciStarter Team


On the 1st Day of Christmas, Trees Please gave to me:

A partridge in a pear tree when measuring air quality and tree health in Hamilton, Ontario. Location: Ontario, Canada

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On the 2nd Day of Christmas, the Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program gave to me:

Two turtle doves to help turtles safely cross roadways. Location: Wisconsin, USA

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On the 3rd Day of Christmas, the Christmas Bird Count gave to me:

Three French hens to be counted during the 119th year of this project! Location: North America

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On the 4th Day of Christmas, Lingscape gave to me:

Four calling birds perched on the street signs being photographed for this linguistic study. Location: Global

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On the 5th Day of Christmas, the Golden Eagle Survey Project gave to me:

Five gold rings as bright as the feathers on these beautiful birds! Location: Global

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On the 6th Day of Christmas, Air Visual gave to me:

Six geese a-laying as I monitored air quality in my local park. Location: Global

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On the 7th Day of Christmas, Lake Observer gave to me:

Seven swans a-swimming in a lake while I monitored the health of its waters. Location: Global

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On the 8th Day of Christmas, the Milky Way Project gave to me:

Eight maids a milking in a beautiful images of faraway space. Location: Global

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On the 9th Day of Christmas, Project Implicit gave to me:

Nine ladies dancing with glee as they participated in this fun project on attitudes and beliefs. Location: Online Only

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On the 10th Day of Christmas, Colony B gave to me:

Ten lords a-leaping with joy at the chance to study microbes by playing a mobile game. Location: Online Only

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On the 11th Day of Christmas, Open Street Maps gave to me:

Eleven pipers piping in a parade as I mapped the streets in my city. Location: Global

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On the 12th Day of Christmas, Cyanomonitoring gave to me:

Twelve drummers drumming up support for protecting water quality by monitoring for cyanobacteria blooms. Location: Global

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