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EPA Grant Number: SU835496
Title: Clemson Firefly Watch Program: Using a Mobile Phone App as Education and Research Tools for Sustainability

Clemson University’s team is calling all citizen scientists to be a partner in community-based research about your environment. The Clemson Vanishing Firefly Project offers a mobile app that everyone – from students to seniors – can use to measure firefly populations in their neighborhoods. Fireflies are a good indicator of environmental conditions because large numbers of them are a sign of healthy wildlife habitats. Data you gather will be added to a long-term study of climate change and mapped to show environmental health on the Clemson Community Inventory Resource website.

Challenge Area(s): Built Environment

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