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Citizen science project reveals the wildlife in your own home

The spate of anti-bacterial products on the market makes it’s pretty obvious we’re not comfortable with the tiny friends who share our living quarters. Despite our best efforts at eradication, though, we’re not alone even in the cleanest corners of the house, and a group of scientists needs our help to find out what we’re growing in our personal labs, so to speak.

Your Wild Life has a variety of projects you can participate in from the comfort of your own home and yard, from Armpit-pa-looza to Wild Life of Our Homes, all great ways to get you and your family involved in ongoing scientific projects and discover more about the world we inhabit every day.

According to their website:

We’re a team of scientists, science communicators, students, and citizens who are passionate about exploring the ecological frontiers that exist right under our noses, from the surface of our skin to our backyards and neighborhoods. Shockingly, these familiar places where we spend our every day lives have been so little studied. We aim to change that.

Maybe you’re not comfortable finding out what’s living on the kitchen counters, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a project that offers less of an “ick” factor, at least inside the house. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean there isn’t exploring to be done.

Full story at Your Wild Life.

At home with science.

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