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Citizen scientists participating in Caterpillars Count!, a project developed by Dr. Allen Hurlbert, Professor of Biology at UNC, conduct surveys on trees and shrubs to aid in measuring the seasonal variation and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars and beetles. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Center for Public Engagement with Science worked with Dr. Hurlbert to expand this project to new sites throughout the United States.

Visit the Caterpillars Count website

Program Contact

Sarah Yelton,

Environmental Education and Citizen Science Program Manager, Center for Public Engagement with Science

(919) 966-0895


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