Written by: Nick Liang, Jason Jin, and Andy Sun
This citizen science project is called BC frog watch. We work for this project as a group. As you can tell by the name this project is about frog. Basically we need to discover the frog that lives in Canada and record data about them. Then, we can upload the data to the internet. By the way, we are also able to see all of the data that has been gathering from different people.
It is a good chance for us because all of our science works are indoor activities. This is our first time to join in an outdoor science program and it will be one of the best experiences in our life. The reason that we pick science program about frog is that frog does not have really positive social status. For this reason, we want to learn more about frog to avoid the misinformation from different people and organisms.
One of the frog that we are focused on is the green frog. The green frog is one of the most common frog in the world and it is not poisonous. Green frog can be easily find in shallow waterbodies like swamps. Green frog has two really be eardrum. Even though it is called green frog, it can be bronze, brown or even blue. There might be irregular spotting on the back. The biggest size for an adult green frog is 10.8 centimeters. By the way, it is hard to distinguish it with American bullfrogs.
We are glad to take this chance to join in the citizen science program. It will be one of our best experiences in our life.
|Method of learning||Reading through texts, From a mentor, Watching videos|
|Time Commitment||Minimum: Hours
|Resources needed||Computer, internet, Species data|
|Location of work||Computer (with internet), Outside (eg. River, Backyard, Forest)|
|Personal Information Required||Name, Phone number, Email, Age, Gender, Education level|
|Any restrictions for working on project||No
|Acknowledgments||We have a specific form to upload our discoveries for different frog species.|