I’ve always been fascinated with science and nature but never thought I could ever be smart enough to become a scientist. Project Noah gives all those interested in wildlife and science the opportunity to explore and participate in a community that can seem intimidating to people like me!
Launched in 2010, Project Noah is a location-based mobile app that harnesses the enthusiasm of people – citizen scientists, to collect and document ecological data with their smart phones. With the increasing popularity and capabilities of mobile phone technology, the organization hopes their platform will gather the mobile masses and encourage users to “build a powerful force for data collection and an important educational tool for wildlife awareness and preservation.”
More than just a mobile app, Project Noah encourages participants to create, manage, and promote their own missions, whether you’re interested in documenting Birds in Flight, spotting of the Mitten Crab, or interested in Pacific Northwest Plant Medicine, there are many missions to explore and experiences to share. There is also a special program for teachers with resources to introduce Project Noah into classrooms.
In the two years since its launch, Project Noah founded by Yasser Ansari, Marin Ceperley, Peter Horvath, and Bruno Kruse, a group with varied interests and skills ranging from molecular biology, photography, software development, and design, has gained National Geographic as an investor.
Start your adventure as a citizen scientist and contribute to scientific research today by downloading the free Project Noah app here.
Thank you Project Noah for making our world wonderful.
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