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What Did We Find Living on our Campus? Results of Never Home Alone @ NC State

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April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Ever wondered what critters might be sharing your room with you? Our current Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge, Never Home Alone @ NC State, asks students on and near campus to find and photograph insects and other life that they encounter in their home, dorm, or apartment (how to join). Students participating in the project are playing a part in the first scientific study to comprehensively examine the biodiversity of indoor spaces on a college campus.

Never Home Alone @ NC State is part of a larger worldwide project to study the species in homes by the Dunn Lab at NC State. In this event, Rob Dunn will share results from the campus challenge and talk about how they relate to our understanding of indoor biodiversity around the world.

The winners of the challenge will be announced at this event. Prizes will be given to the residence hall with the most participation, the participants with the most observations, and the participants who observe the most species. Participants will also be entered into a drawing to win prizes such as gift cards and smartphone macro lenses.

There will be ice cream!

The event is free and open to the public, however we do request that you register to attend.

The Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge is part of a larger Citizen Science Campus initiative to offer every NC State undergraduate student an authentic experience with scientific research. Caren Cooper will talk about this initiative, and members of the NC State Citizen Science Club will be present to show you ways to get involved.

Danica Lewis