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March Madness Citizen Science Project to Find BMSB

Main Project Information
Presented By Hudson Valley Research Laboratory
Goal To locate Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in the US
Task Photo and collect BMSB data in your home in March and April 2017
Where
Description

Students and parents interested in participating in the project will begin 
by University and USDA Entomologists are teaming up to map the location and population density of a newly invasive insect, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys. You can help us track and the insect in urban environments by joining the project to put BMSB on the map.

● Representative elementary and middle schools in each of the 48 States are receiving this invitation to participate in the
‘March Madness Citizen Science Project to Find Stinky’ .
● Students and parents interested in participating in the project will begin 
by taking an image of your BMSB. Then send your image to EDDMaps. Once confirmed, report your findings daily.
● Follow the guidelines on the BMSB Project website to get started.

How to Join

Simply take an image of BMSB in your home and submit the image to http://www.eddmaps.org/bmsb/report/

Website http://blogs.cornell.edu/jentsch/a-national-march-madness-citizen-science-project-to-find-the-brown-marmorated-stink-bug-2017/
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Materials List computer and camera or smart phone with camera for image verification
Special Skills Take a clear image of the insect
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Every day
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity At school, At home
Training Materials https://blogs.cornell.edu/jentsch/2017/02/26/join-the-national-march-madness-citizen-science-project/
Class Materials https://blogs.cornell.edu/jentsch/2017/02/26/join-the-national-march-madness-citizen-science-project/
Tags biological control, brown marmorated stink bug, indoor pests, insect, mapping
Project Updated 04/12/2017