March Madness Citizen Science Project to Find BMSB
|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|
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
|How to Join||
Simply take an image of BMSB in your home and submit the image to http://www.eddmaps.org/bmsb/report/
|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|
|Tags||biological control, brown marmorated stink bug, indoor pests, insect, mapping|
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