Episode 3 Viral vs. Virus

Sensors on asthma inhalers generate real-time maps of environmental dangers to help patients, physicians and disease detectives in Louisville, Kentucky. Street knowledge was also crucial in a historic medical breakthrough: John Snow’s mapping of cholera fatalities in 19th century London. In West Oakland, California, citizens confront air pollution and rising asthma rates by collecting traffic data. Local ordinances are changed and everyone breathes easier. Can apps and maps combat globalized diseases in a warming world? Stories of citizen science fighting mosquito-borne diseases in Barcelona, Houston and New Orleans.

Teacher Resources

Citizen Science Academy

The first of its kind, the Citizen Science Academy Online is intended to be a complete professional development resource for educators and will include online courses, modules, tutorials, and a virtual community of practice.

Learn Chemistry: Enhancing Learning and Teaching

This collection of resources supports your subject knowledge and teaching of primary chemistry, including the linking of science with cross-curricula topics, with resources that detail investigations to run with your class. 


Are you a teacher? Contact us for more information on educational activities and resources.

Citizen Science Links

Crowd and the Cloud

A Public Television series about Citizen Science, Crowdsourcing and Mobile Tech.


Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.


By measuring where and when you have symptoms, Propeller makes it easier to manage asthma and COPD.

Citizen Science Bard College

How can we reduce the global burden of infectious disease?

100 for Parkinson’s

People across the UK and United States helped find out by tracking their health for 100 days using a dedicated smartphone platform called uMotif. The data generated will be anonymised and donated for research to projects approved by a dedicated committee led by the Cure Parkinson's Trust.

The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project is a resident led, community-based environmental justice organization dedicated to achieving healthy homes, healthy jobs and healthy neighborhoods for all who live, work, learn and play in West Oakland, California. Through our Community-Based Participatory Research projects and our Collaborative Problem-Solving Model we build community empowerment and help local residents to achieve their own vision for healthy neighborhoods.