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June 2, 2020
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Online Projects & Citizen Science - A Way to Be Useful Via Your Computer

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Do Citizen Science, create an audiobook, or help out the Library of Congress! Many organizations would love to have your help if you happen to have spare time right about now. Do a little part of one of these big projects (they aren't COVID emergency projects, so no stress) and put some online time to good use.



Read aloud for LibriVox
All ages welcome! If you can read aloud nicely, you can be part of this project that brings old books back to life as audiobooks for all to enjoy.  


Transcribe Anti-Slavery Letters for the Boston Public Library 
Handwritten letters in the BPL Anti-Slavery Manuscripts collection wait for you to be one of the first people in this century to read them and transform them into online documents anyone can read.


Transcribe Documents in the Library of Congress
Handwritten documents in the Library of Congress including letters by famous suffragist women, civil war documents, story and song folklore, Walt Whitman, Clara Barton. See the letters written by their hands and make them readable for all.


Do Citizen Science with NASA
Your chance to help the astronomers with some of their big citizen science projects. Map penguins, help understand Kelp Forests, or search for new stars & planets!  No need to get cold and wet, and it doesn't even matter if it's cloudy -- you'll be indoors using your computer or phone for most of these.


Take Pictures of Bumblebees
Report the bumblebees you see on your walks or in your yard, and help scientists understand bumblebee life and where different bee species are found.


Count Seals or Seabirds on Año Nuevo Island
You'll be counting them in photos, and it's not as easy as you might think, especially the birds!  Anyone can learn how to do this, though, with a little practice.