Mon January 14, 2013
The Almanac: Check it out!
The Almanac is ready!! Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the online almanac is the culmination of the iSeeChange project at KVNF, part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans.
iSeeChange generates story topics from users' weather observations, and then taps scientists to explain the whys and hows. This bottom-up crowd-sourcing has foreshadowed some of the nation's biggest recent weather stories—weeks and sometimes even months in advance. Stories sourced from the KVNF community have been reported throughout 2012. Now they are recorded in an an online almanac at www.thealmanac.org. Like a farmer’s almanac, the website is a place for people to keep an account of an entire year, recording data from rain gauges, the date when the hyacinths appear, wildlife sightings, strategies for warding off environmental pests, the quality of the year’s harvest, and so on.
So, calling all you farmers, ranchers, environmentally aware citizens and interested journal keepers! Let's contribute to the scientific record!
To read more about the project and the press surrounding it:
Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans. KVNF was selected as one of only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at airmediaworks.org. Localore is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced TheAlmanac.org with iSeeChange.