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Be a Citizen Scientist during the eclipse

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 18:51:59-04

Nebraska Extension is looking for "citizen scientists" to help collect data during Monday's total solar eclipse.

Extension is asking classrooms, schools, organizations and individuals to help confirm anticipated temperature change as a result of the eclipse.

"The idea is that anyone anywhere can participate in meaningful, scientific research," said Beth Janning, 4-H science and agriculture in action educator at Raising Nebraska.

To participate, "citizen scientists" — community members who contribute to research, observations and projects — are asked to measure and record the ambient temperature in Fahrenheit before, during and after the eclipse.

Once collected, the information can be shared using a reporting tool at raisingnebraska.unl.edu. Other educational information about the upcoming eclipse can be found there as well.