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The Sciences

Citizen science comes to public television this April

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Photo: The Crowd and the Cloud This April, The Crowd & The Cloud brings you a 4-part public television series exploring citizen science, crowdsourcing, and mobile technology. You'll find the SciStarter Project Finder on The Crowd & The Cloud website to help viewers of the show become do-ers of science! Below we've highlighted each episode and related projects to jump start your viewing!

Cheers!

The SciStarter Team

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Even Big Data Starts Small

The crowd, using mobile tech, and the cloud contribute to science that saves lives. In this episode, you'll hear stories of everyday people contributing data used for emergency management, researching Alzheimers, mapping oils spills, and more.

World Broadcast: April 6th at 9pm EST

(replayed at 9pm PST)

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CoCoRaHS

EyesOnALZ

PublicLab

OpenStreetMap

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Citizens + Scientists

Citizen scientists track air pollution in Wyoming, test for lead in Philadelphia's drinking water, fish for data in coldwater trout streams and report environmental crimes in China, using the "Black & Smelly Rivers" app. Hear all these stories and more in Episode 2.

World Broadcast: April 13th at 9pm EST

(replayed at 9pm PST)

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PhillyUnleaded

iWitness Pollution Map

TroutUnlimited

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Viral vs Virus

Real-time data helps track environmental triggers for asthma sufferers and citizens confront air pollution and rising asthma rates by collecting real time data. In this episode, explore how maps and apps can combat globalized disease from asthma to Zika.

World Broadcast: April 20th at 9pm EST

(replayed at 9pm PST)

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Air Visual

Mosquito Byte!

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

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Citizens4Earth

This episode explores a Year in the Life of Citizen Science. Counting birds with an app, surfers collecting ocean data while they ride the waves, volunteers surveying horseshoe crabs on the Delaware Bay, and butterflies wintering over in California.

World Broadcast: April 27th at 9pm EST

(replayed at 9pm PST)

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SmartFin

Nature's Notebook

eBird

Journey North


CROWD & CLOUD plans live tweeting during both WORLD channel feeds (same day, same time to 70+ leading PBS stations) with a live one hour interactive "hangout" at 10pm ET and 10pm Pacific. Other PBS stations will program their broadcasts asynchronously, and Scistarter will have a station finder on our website. All programs will be streaming on the Crowd and Cloud website, and those of PBS stations, after April 1st.

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