Last Friday 24 April 2020, Laura Trouille, who is Co-Principal Investigator for the Zooniverse and Vice President of Citizen Science at the Adler Planetarium, was interviewed on the popular North American radio show, ScienceFriday. Laura talked about four Zooniverse projects, and BashTheBug was one of them! You can listen to her interview by following this […]
You may have received this email from the Zooniverse Team and already taken part; if so, thank you. If not, please consider participating as the more volunteers take part, the better.
You reached three million classifications on Sun 19 April 2020. That means it took you only 38 days to add a million classifications, which is astonishing. That averages out as one every 3 seconds. The previous million took nearly a year-and-a-half! Since we asked you all to send in your words and images last month […]
Like many of you, the researchers behind BashTheBug have been at home for a while now due to restrictions put in place to slow the progress of this COVID-19 epidemic.
You reached two million classifications on Thu 12 March 2020.
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 […]