Nerds for Nature: Press

Nerds for Nature has been fortunate to receive some great press recently in both online print and video media covering our citizen science activities.

One of our projects, monitoring post-fire landscape changes at California’s Mt Diablo, even reached hundreds of thousands of views on Reddit and went semi-viral! The excitement around this work is encouraging as we seek other applications of crowd-sourced data.

Here are some highlights from the past few weeks:

Sierra Magazine, “Nerds in Flight: Greening Drones”greendrone

“Well, my friend, you are not alone in your love of gadgets and Gaia, in fact, there’s an organization that caters to people just like you. It’s called Nerds for Nature (N4N) and they are learning a lot about drones.”

Outside Magazine, “Tweet to Help a Mountain Recover”

“And you thought Twitter was just for shooting the breeze. In another win for citizen science, a group called Nerds for Nature is asking hikers to shoot images of California’s Mount Diablo State Park and post them on social media.”

KCBS News, “Nature ‘Nerds’ Keep A Photographic Eye Trained On Mount Diablo”

“A group of self-described “nerds” is keeping close watch on Mount Diablo as it recovers from last summer’s massive wildfire.”

Grist, “Oh, Snapchat: Your smartphone just became a climate scientist”

“Turns out, it’s a project that was put together by Nerds for Nature, a group of civic hackers who do good for the Earth by connecting researchers, enviros, and tech whizzes to figure out new ways to protect our planet.”


[picture via Shutterstock, Grist]

KQED (NPR), “Hikers Use Smartphones to Capture Fire Recovery on Mt. Diablo”

“A citizen science group is asking local hikers to help document that recovery with their smartphones.”


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