WHAT'S IN YOUR BACKYARD?

UNEARTH YOUR INNER SCIENTIST TODAY

The University of Oklahoma Citizen Science Soil Collection Program
The University of Oklahoma

Citizen Science Soil Collection Program

Roughly once every minute in the United States this year, a person will die from cancer.

What would you do if a cure could be found in the soil from your backyard?

The key to the next life-saving biomedical discovery might be living right below your feet. Dozens of fungi can occupy a single handful of soil and many of them are adept at making new compounds called natural products. These remarkable molecules hold tremendous promise for treating human diseases.

It only takes a few minutes to help by collecting a scoop of soil.

Established in 2010 as the first operation of its kind, the Citizen Science Soil Collection Program is asking you for your dirt. You can play a vital role in this important research.

Get involved today by becoming a citizen scientist.

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