competition
complete
$5,000

Woohoo! This competition has come to a close!

Many thanks to the participants for all of their hard work and commitment to using data for good!

bee spotter


The data for this competition comes from BeeSpotter, an online repository of volunteer submitted images of bees in Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. If you care about bees (and you should!) there are lots of exciting things happening like BeeBlitz and National Pollinator Week.

In their own words:

BeeSpotter is a partnership between citizen-scientists and the professional science community designed to educate the public about pollinators by engaging them in a data collection effort of importance to the nation. It is a web-based portal at the University of Illinois for learning about honey bees and bumble bees and for contributing data to a nationwide effort to collect baseline information on population status of these insects

Colony Collapse Disorder

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