More and more platforms are available to allow the ordinary citizen to participate in the data collection and observation that are critical to answering science’s big questions. One of those projects is happening in our own backyard. Safecast was created in response to the Great Japan earthquake to monitor radiation levels in Tokoku, greater Japan, and the entire world. Ordinary people monitor radiation levels as they travel to and fro. That data is collected, analyzed, and synthesized on a map that indicates radiation levels in indicated areas. Visit blog.safecast.org to learn more about and become a part of this very important project.