Happy Giving Tuesday, donate your unused smartphone!

Instead of sitting forgotten in a desk drawer, your old smartphone could play a critical role in endangered species recovery and mountain lakes research. The Mountain Lakes Research Group uses smartphones for recording data in the field. Compared to entering data on paper, entering data in smartphones increases efficiency and reduces errors, saving us time and money. Our current smartphones are still chugging along, but we are in need of updating and growing our fleet. Read instructions here to see if your old smartphone could be eligible for donation (spoiler alert, it probably is).

Checking her email? Nope. Field technician Kira Miller starts her data entry for a mountain yellow-legged frog survey at an alpine lake in Kings Canyon National Park. PC: Alexa Lindauer