Cicada Tracker Maker Event @ The Brooklyn Brewery
Calling All Citizen Scientists!
Monday, April 8, 2013
at Brooklyn Brewery
79 North 11th Street
between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue
Join Radiolab host Jad Abumrad and Radiolab producers, members of Hack Manhattan, and fellow Radiolab fans and New Yorkers for an adults-only night of building sensors. First beer is free!
Sometime between April and May the Magicicada Brood II will emerge after 17 years from their underground lairs, from Virginia to Connecticut. They will mate, shed their skins and die. Radiolab and WNYC's Data News Team are calling on all science enthusiasts, gardeners, and DIY hobbyists to help predict the exact date of the onslaught.
Attendees will build "cicada sensors" that can detect, based on the soil temperature, the time of the emergence of the Cicadas.