Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun - all you need is a thirst for knowledge! This is an online version of the pub-based Science on Tap, so grab a pint of your favorite beverage from your fridge and enjoy!
The list below provides some ideas from Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences for families to learn about Earth sciences together at home. Some of these resources include outdoor ideas* to keep our bodies and minds fresh in this challenging time! Not sure if it’s okay to go outside right now? Check out this graphic on social distancing in outdoor spaces from National Recreation and Parks Association and visit only during quiet times. Respect posted park and open space closures.
(Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) - This one is part of the Oregon Season Tracker program, where you will get trained in specific protocols. Each time a rain, hail or snow storm crosses your area, volunteers take measurements of precipitation from as many locations as possible using special equipment and report their data to this database.
This NASA-supported app allowing volunteers to take observations and contribute to the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) community. Volunteers track changes in the environment in support of Earth system science research, and interpret NASA and other satellite data.
Use this app to make observations across all kinds of taxa. Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. iNaturalist shares your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data.
Native ladybug species are disappearing and non-native species are becoming more common. Help find out where all the ladybugs have gone so we can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare.