As you may know, we’ve been working on Project FrackFinder–a multi-phase effort to map drilling and hydraulic fracturing using collaborative image analysis by citizen scientists like you.
Not sure you want to sort through FrackFinder tasks on your own? Enlist some friends and host a FrackFinder-A-Thon! On February 28th, the Shepherd University Environmental Organization participated in the first ever FrackFinder-A-Thon. They threw a pizza party and in only 2.5 hours, 15 people powered through 10,000 tasks!
The following week, a group of University of San Francisco students were visiting Appalachia on a spring break immersion trip. These Bay area students spent the day with us, FrackFinding and learning about skytruthing mining, drilling and other extractive industries. Take a listen to this WV Public Radio piece to learn more about their experience.
We need your help to finish the last 14% of tasks for Project Dart Frog. The sooner we do, the sooner Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School can start crunching numbers on their study of public health as it relates to fracking. Over 200 folks have contributed to the FrackFinder project so far, but we still need your help to keep things moving.
Need help in figuring out how to host your own FrackFinder-A-Thon at your school or in your community? Let us know– firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to help you set one up.
Once Project Dart Frog concludes, we’ll embark on a new phase of group image analysis based upon YOUR findings.