“Bugs in our Backyard,” a citizen science project by Associate Professor of Biology Dave Angelini and Biology Research Technician Josh Steele, was named one of the Top 18 projects for 2018 on the CitSci aggregator site SciStarter. The project encourages K-12 students to take surveys of bugs in their backyards, schoolyards, and neighborhoods; the surveys are then used to help find answers to biological questions. Bugs in our Backyard is part of an NSF-funded research program at Colby, which will also provide students with insight into the practice of science, according to the project’s website.

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