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?

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.

The Firefly Project will not be active this year. Thanks to all those citizen scientists that have participated in past years.

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Firefly Team:

Students: Greg Edison, Joshua Hull, Renée Lyons, Kelly Kendall, Raquel Cobb, Jared Beaudrot, Ben Green, Adam Wires

Faculty: Juang Chong, Alex Chow, 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