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The Great Sunflower Project

Visit “The Great Sunflower Project” to learn about how you can participate as a citizen scientist in real research about the health of pollinators, from hummingbirds and bats to bees and flies. These tireless animals are key to our world’s food supply! Plus, find out about our other citizen science kits that you can check out from participating local libraries, and about ways to celebrate Citizen Science Month in April 2020! We’ll have activities for all ages, and while supplies last, we’ll be distributing seeds for the Lemon Queen sunflower, a tall, branching variety that is particularly attractive to bees!

Erin Lorandos

Erin Lorandos is a library associate at the Chandler Public Library. She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin, and has previously worked in libraries in New Glarus, Wisconsin and Mesa, Arizona, as well as at Grand Canyon University.

Deron Ash

Deron Ash is the assistant director of programs at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. He holds a master’s degree in science and technology policy, and has previously worked at the Arizona Science Center and as the director of education at the Imagine Nation Museum in Bristol, Connecticut, […]

Dan Stanton

Dan Stanton is an associate librarian in the Engagement and Learning Services Department of the ASU Library. Dan has served in leadership roles with the Arizona Library Association and the Mountain Plains Library Association. Before joining ASU, Dan was a Peace Corps volunteer and a bilingual educator in Honduras, and worked as a country desk […]

Darlene Cavalier

Darlene Cavalier is a professor of practice at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University and the founder of SciStarter.org, an online hub for citizen science. She is a founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, an advisor and fellow at National Geographic, and a member of the […]