Kauai Community Science Center is exploring new ways to work towards their goal of Bringing Science & Community Together during these times of social distancing and COVID-19. Promoting Citizen Science is something we are giving a try.
Citizen Science is when citizens, like us, run experiments, collect data and/or analyze data for scientists. The work of citizen scientists directly contributes to the work of real scientists and helps them to learn more and make new discoveries. There are only a limited number of scientists working on their research, but if we help them, they can collect more information/data from all over the world and dramatically increase the scope of their project. You can make a big difference by being a Citizen Scientist!
There are many Citizen Science projects and we would like to promote the projects and support all of you citizen scientists out there. You don't have to have any prior experience or expertise. This is open to anyone interested in giving it a try.
We have selected the Wild Sourdough Project as the first Citizen Science project to promote. We were able to do a test run with some AMAZING Science Teachers and Students at Waimea Canyon Middle School, so we know that it is fun and that you can also bake some delicious sourdough bread if you get through all 15 days of the project.
Food and science are a great combination so we hope that you will give it a try. You can contact us if you have any questions or suggestions at email@example.com.
The first Citizen Science project we are promoting is The Wild Sourdough Project. This project is run by Scientists from North Carolina State University and it is a great way to learn about the science behind bread. Not only can you produce valuable data for the scientists at NC State, but you can make delicious sourdough bread too! We tried it and we know that it works, so we are excited to share it with you.
This recipe from NC State has worked great for us. The best sourdough bread we have ever eaten!
Here's a data collection sheet that you can use to collect your data during the experiment.
It's go time!
Here's are some more details and information about starting and maintaining your cultures from Day 1 - Day 15
You made it to Day 15!
Here's how to do the final feeding, characterization, submitting your data and making bread. Enjoy!
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