Did you know… Citizen Science is one of GSUSA’s 7 (inter)national service projects?!? USAGSO is excited to help our girls explore citizen science and contribute to Alzheimer’s research by partnering with Stall Catchers in the lead up to Giving Tuesday.
How can you play a part in solving some of the biggest problems facing our planet? Enter citizen science, where volunteers help scientists collect data for their studies and experiments. Anyone can be a citizen scientist—all you need is curiosity and a willingness to help!
Stall Catchers is an online game that anyone can play - no experience necessary. In the game, you look at movies from the brains of mice and try to identify vessels as flowing or stalled. This helps to speed up Alzheimer's disease research at Cornell University. Anyone can play this online game — no experience necessary. Currently, catchers range from 6 to 88 years old. A large part of the Stall Catchers community includes middle school students, seniors, caregivers, and even Alzheimer’s patients themselves.
The game is easy to grasp! We will walk you through how to sign-up and play during these info sessions. Don't worry about making mistakes — each blood vessel is analyzed by multiple catchers, which ensures reliable crowd answers are generated in the end.
Can’t attend live? No worries! Please be sure to still sign up for one of the sessions – we will send the recording to all registrants.
To incent our Girl Scouts to catch them all, there will be several prizes up for grabs during our Catch-A-Thon!
Prize winners will be announced via a special video message and shared with all participants on Giving Tuesday.