On Friday 13 March I visited The Batt School in Witney, Oxfordshire as part of their activities for STEM week. This is a primary school (5-11 year olds) and has 2 classes of 30 per year group. I introduced around 60 Year 6 students to the idea of citizen science on the Zooniverse, focussing on […]
As of midnight Tue 10 March 2020 you had all done 1,959,626 classifications and so we will reach two million classifications later this week. To celebrate we are creating a wordle out of words you send us and a montage of images you upload. To contribute click this link. The deadline is midnight on Mon […]
Yesterday evening (UK time) the Zooniverse sent an email to all their Citizen Scientists encouraging them to give BashTheBug a try. By midnight you’d all done 26,208 classifications bringing us to 1,959,626 classifications. Thank you.
Wow. We emailed you all a few weeks back about how we needed your help catching up with some data and you have responded!
We are advertising for a Part-time Citizen Science Project Co-ordinator to come and work with us in Oxford improving BashTheBug, in particular how the project engages, informs and educates its existing base of volunteers, as well as reaching out to new audiences. The closing date is Monday 25 November 2019. For more information please see […]
Wow, last Monday you reached 1.5 million classifications. Thank you.
After feedback from a number of volunteers, we’ve decided to change (nearly all) the workflows so you can classify images of M. tuberculosis growing using the new Zooniverse mobile app.
Until recently the Zooniverse app, which is available for Android and iOS, could only handle very simple Citizen Science projects requiring a simple yes/no. They have just updated the app so it can handle multi-answer questions, which is what BashTheBug needs, so we are testing BashTheBug on mobile devices and would love your thoughts and […]
Our second calendar year and it has been a busy one. Highlights of the year include reaching a million classifications! meeting a volunteer for the first time having our logo crocheted being inspiration for some textiles appearing on an Oxford Sparks podcast featuring in the Bacterial World exhibition at the Oxford Museum of Natural History […]
BashTheBug is a small part of the new exhibition, Bacterial World, at the Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford which was launched a week ago on Friday 19 October and runs until 28 May 2019.