ABOUT THE SQUIRREL CENSUS 

The Squirrel Census is a multimedia science, design, and storytelling project focusing on the Eastern gray (Sciurus carolinensis). We count squirrels and present our findings to the public. Most recently, in October 2018, we tallied the squirrels in Central Park in New York, NY. This first phase of the Central Park Squirrel Census — the on-the-ground research and data-gathering conducted by the Squirrel Census Team and over 300 volunteers, with help from The Explorers Club, NYU Department of Environmental Studies, Macaulay Honors College, the Central Park Conservancy, and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation — was covered in a number of media outlets, including The New York TimesPopular Science, Now This, Atlas Obscura, and others. We will present our findings in the spring of 2019. Additionally, we have performed two counts of Inman Park (Atlanta’s first suburban settlement, in 2012 and 2015), a number of satellite counts at other parks, and we’ve put on something called “Burning Squirrel."

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