Project Night!

We're now meeting once a month to do cool stuff. Join a conversation, or bring your own idea to pitch.

We've got a bunch of awesome projects underway:

DIY air quality monitoring: Help us figure out how to build, install, use, and share air quality monitors and data. We're especially keen on how to create school programs to teach kids about air pollution, air quality data, and what they can do to use data to influence policy.

Grassroots bioblitzes: We're building an ongoing program of grassroots, citizen science bioblitzes where we use our smartphones and the iNaturalist platform to gather tons of data about the plants, animals, and fungi of local parks. Awesome!

Monitoring change: We created a project to monitor landscape change and fire recovery. Help us refine the project and work on exporting the model.

Drones for Science: We have a slew of cool partners to create hardware to study the outdoors.

Your project? Nerds for Nature is all volunteer, all grassroots. Bring your project ideas!

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  • Liam O.

    I love that every meeting begins at the big table. Tonight was a a crossover between an idea Amber and I have been pursuing with the Sensor/ Wind/Drone folks. Nerds will be well represented on Market St. Prototype Festival come April '15.

    August 19, 2014

  • Liam O.

    I'm getting the sense we're pulling back from the Blitz aspect of this group. Will catch you all somewhere down the line.

    August 13, 2014

    • Petr G.

      And blintzes! )

      1 · August 18, 2014

    • Ken-ichi

      I am in favor of designating Petr as Vice President in charge of blintzes. Also, some thoughts for fall blitzes: Albany Bulb (birds, weeds, intertidal inverts on a low tide), Lake Temescal (odes, freshwater stuff, some decent native plants), inner Bay dunes (probably wouldn't work as a blitz, but they intrigue me).

      August 19, 2014

  • Liam O.

    Hey Gang. N4N was mentioned at this Prototype Festival. See article
    Would like to revisit "Nerds on Safari" idea for Festival ( next April) my RSVP is Yes now...cuz...I'm a nerd. :)

    August 18, 2014

  • Robert C.

    Hi. Can't come month. But i haven't heard about Mendo Coast drone project. Are people still planning to come up here?

    August 13, 2014

  • Petr G.

    This is my project:

    Would be nice if we could test it.
    I've created an event with key


    (remove the dash which is inserted by

    Hypothetically assuming we all would drive to the event, we'll see what carpool routes would look like.

    July 22, 2014

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