I love citizen science. And I dream of doing citizen microbiology. Thus I love the project going on at Penn. St. on getting people to sample microbes in hot water heaters (posted a mini note about it a while ago). There is a good article about this project on the Science For Citizens blog here:
What’s in your water heater? NASA wants to know! | Science for Citizens Blog including an interview with one of the organizers.
Thanks to the brilliant Science Cheerleader Darlene Cavalier for pointing this out and for keeping pushing me to do my dream citizen microbiology project. And if you have not already done so – check out her Science for Citizens web site. It is phenomenal.