The Kingsport Public Library is encouraging families to embrace their inner scientist this summer by participating in a special program about lightning bugs.
The project is called the Firefly Watch Community Science Project and its goal is to enlist volunteers from across the country to collect data about fireflies. Are firefly populations growing or shrinking and what is causing these changes in their population? You can help answer these questions and more by participating in this project.
Learn how to join in by coming to an introductory session at the Kingsport Public Library on June 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. There you will be provided instructions and your own Citizen Science journals to record your observations about fireflies or the lack of them in your neighborhood.
You can then upload and share your results at the wrap-up meeting on June 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The information volunteers collect will be used by scientists to learn more about changes in the firefly populations across the United States. The project is a Citizen Science project sponsored by the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Tufts University.
For more information about the project visit https://bit.ly/3q8m8On.