Vanishing Firefly Project

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Fireflies… Are they disappearing? And if so, why?

Could the rapid growth of our cities be destroying their
natural habitats? Could our pollution be destroying the
natural resources they need to survive?
Join us as we seek to find the answers…

View the Firefly Census Results

Take the End of Summer Survey

Project Overview

The objective of the Clemson Vanishing Firefly Project is to promote environmental 
sustainability and stewardship through the participation of local communities in 
environmental science research. The Clemson Vanishing Firefly Project offers a mobile app that everyone - from elementary students to seniors - can use to measure firefly populations in their communities fromneighborhoods, to parks and anywhere in the world they may go!

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                                      A view of our mobile app available for iPhone and Android.


1.  Learn the counting procedure and how to enter the data -

                  KIDS                                ADULTS


2.  Join Clemson scientists all summer as we count fireflies! 

3.  Fill out the educational survey - LINK to educational survey form

Firefly Team:

Students: Christopher Abel, Jason Anderson, Kelsey Dickman, Greg Edison, Douglas Edmonson, Theodore Hays, Joshua Hull, Binbin Li, Renee Lyons, Devin Shultze, Amanda Voges, Hechu Zhu

Faculty: Juang Chong, Alex Chow, Joe Culin, Michelle Cook, Roy Pargas, David White

Special Thanks to: Clemson Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research; College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Clemson Computing and Information Technology; Cyberinfrastructure Technology Integration; Clemson University Libraries and Clemson Public Services Activities