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DC/Baltimore Cricket Crawl

The annual Cricket Crawl is a call to citizen scientists, artists, naturalists and scientists for an evening sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids singing throughout local areas in Washington District of Columbia (DC), Arlington (VA) and Baltimore (MD). This is a citizen science pilot project in which participants listen for the calls of crickets and katydids and document their observations. Volunteers are asked to venture out between dusk and midnight to random locales throughout the city in order to make their observations. The data from observations is then aggregated and assessed in an annual report.

Project URL: http://www.discoverlife.org/cricket/DC/

Geographic Scope: Locals areas in Washington DC, Arlington VA, and Baltimore MD

Status: Active Periodically active

Recruiting Volunteers: Yes, this project is recruiting

Participation Tasks: Audio or video recording, Data entry, Finding entities, Geolocation, Identification, Learning, Observation,

Start Date: 2012-08-01

Project Contact: sdroege@usgs.gov

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Songs of Insects, Singing Insects of North America (SINA), Natural History Society of Maryland, Audubon Naturalist Society, Discover Life

Project Topic: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Pollinators/insects,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,