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WHO WE ARE

We are a team of dedicated individuals from diverse academic backgrounds - interested in furthering scientific education and awareness among students and teachers. We believe in tackling global problems through coordinated community efforts powered by citizen science - engaging citizens in local projects for global well being.

600 students and counting...

600 students and counting...

Engaging with students all over the world, equipping them tools and lessons to make meaningful measurements of the algal bloom in their local waterbodies

Media Coverage

Media Coverage

Read about our 100 school project in Uttar Pradesh, India

Advanced Science News writes about OFC

Advanced Science News writes about OFC

Citizen science: The future of research could be in the hands of many

150+ teachers

150+ teachers

Empowering teachers with frugal microscopes and spectroscopes, along with video tutorials and curriculums to efficiently teach their students

The One Sky Project

The One Sky Project

An astronomy curriculum for students aimed at learning the basics of stars, telescopes and beyond.

The Algal Web

The Algal Web

An online database for the different algal species sorted by categories

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Citizen science happens when ordinary people observe the world around them simply out of curiosity. We believe that simple measurements taken over a long time can give valuable information about the environment we live in.  We wish to empower ordinary citizens with the right mindset and tools to explore the world around them. 

 
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OUR PROJECTS

 
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Funded by National Geographic, ASCB & the Awesome Foundation

 

SUPPORTED BY

 
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PARTICIPANT HIGHLIGHTS

 

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Snehalatha
Snehalatha

D. Snehalatha is a lecturer at Telangana Social Welfare Residential Degree & PG college for women since 2019. She started her journey from a small village. She says “Even though my parents are uneducated, they encouraged me a lot in my studies. From childhood, I had a passion for teaching. I am grateful for the opportunity by Open Field Collective to monitor algal bloom”.

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Sumathi
Sumathi

Sumathi Natrajan is a lecturer at Telangana Social Welfare Residential Degree & PG college for women since 2019, a government organization that provides free education to women from marginalized families to make them independent. Some of her students are part of the Algal Bloom monitoring project run by Open Field Collective where they have been collecting water samples from a mini pond in NFC Nagar in East Hyderabad, Telangana since November 2021.

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MEDIA ARCHIVE

Sample images taken by our young citizen scientists

 

JOIN US IN THIS EFFORT

If you are interested in joining existing projects please visit our projects page here.

 

To start your own project please contact us here.