Gegear, Robert J.
Ryder, Elizabeth F.
The Beecology Project 2017-2018 IQP team created tools and content to educate citizen scientists on the problem of native pollinator decline. The project team recorded tutorial videos showing how to use the bumblebee identification app, which allows citizen scientists to directly contribute bumblebee and plant information to a WPI database. A user friendly website interface was created to host educational information on pollinator decline and visualization tools for the bumblebee database. Since the database is in need of comprehensive, recent bumblebee data from citizen scientists, the team created a social media presence through Facebook, YouTube, and a brochure. The team held a webinar to demonstrate the Beecology application and our user centered tools through an online source.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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