Fight the flu then prepare for Citizen Science Day!

Fight the flu, monitor mouth microbes, and prepare for Citizen Science Day!

Flu Near You: Do you have it in you?
Flu Near You

How are you feeling? If you can answer that question, you can answer a very quick weekly survey to tell researchers if you’re feeling sick or not. This effort helps inform scientists on where the flu is around the world, check out the results on the map to see if the flu is, in fact, near you!

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Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are seeking participants to help learn about the normal bacteria found in our mouths! Includes a free dental exam and monetary compensation.

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Do you have plans for April 14th? Start planning your Citizen Science Day activities for the third annual holiday celebrating citizen science efforts everywhere.

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Have you tried the new People Finder on SciStarter? If you’re organizing an event for Citizen Science Day, search for other citizen science project leaders in your area as well as connect with participants for recruitment!

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Did you know that the SciStarter Calendar stays updated with upcoming citizen science events and projects? Whether you’re looking for inspiration for something to do for the day, why not make it a day for science?

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Discover more citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 1700+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Health

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Lea Shell

Lea worked at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. She previously managed education initiatives and authored SciStarter's bi-weekly newsletter. Lea is also a co-founder and co-owner of Essential Montessori, where she designs and hand-crafts learning Montessori-inspired materials for young children.