Changing Planet

Project Noah at the Rocky Mountain Park BioBlitz

David Munson, Director of Education, Project Noah, is back at the BioBlitz. A lot has happened with Project Noah since the Saguaro National Park BioBlitz, he tells us in this video report. “We’ve got almost 150,000 users around the world … updating awesome wildlife photos … making huge strides in citizen science, connecting a lot of nature-lovers and what we like to call Project Noah nation nerds together so they can share their enthusiasm for wildlife.”

Backed by National Geographic, Project Noah is a software platform that enables people to use digital phones and cameras to document and share their encounters with wildlife. “Our ultimate goal is to build the go-to platform for documenting all the world’s organisms, and through doing this we hope to develop an effective way to measure Mother Nature’s pulse,” Project Noah says on its website.

Project Noah’s Rocky Mountain National Park BioBlitz mission page features photos of species shared by participants in the Rocky Mountain BioBlitz.

12418031_10153900711084116_8462971761216697621_nDavid Braun is director of outreach with the digital and social media team illuminating the National Geographic Society’s explorer, science, and education programs.

He edits National Geographic Voices, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society’s mission and major initiatives. Contributors include grantees and Society partners, as well as universities, foundations, interest groups, and individuals dedicated to a sustainable world. More than 50,000 readers have participated in 10,000 conversations.

Braun also directs the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

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Forty years in U.S., UK, and South African media gives David Braun global perspective and experience across multiple storytelling platforms. His coverage of science, nature, politics, and technology has been published/broadcast by the BBC, CNN, NPR, AP, UPI, National Geographic, TechWeb, De Telegraaf, Travel World, and Argus South African Newspapers. He has published two books and won several journalism awards. He has 120,000 followers on social media. David Braun edits the National Geographic Society blog, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society's mission and initiatives. He also directs the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to Americans seeking the opportunity to spend nine months abroad, engaging local communities and sharing stories from the field with a global audience. Follow David on Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn

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