What’s in Your Backyard?

The Citizen Science Soil Collection Program was first established in 2010 by the Natural Products Discovery Group at the University of Oklahoma. As the foremost and only continuously operating program of its kind, the mission of Citizen Science Soil Collection Program is to bring citizen scientists together with biomedical researchers to find new natural products from fungi. Thousands of citizen scientists from across the United States have already participated in this important program. Participation could not be simpler. To join, just go to the program website and request your free soil sampling kit. Your soil sample is what keeps the NPDG going in the search for new compounds with life-saving potential.

Learn about the Citizen Science Soil Collection Program.

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