Citizen Science

How to Notice Nature This Summer
How to Notice Nature This Summer

It's officially summer and that means warmer days, vacations and outdoor adventures. It's also a perfect time to up your skills as a Citizen Scientist and use your extra time outside to observe and document nature. After all, there are so many fascinating plants and animals to discover and appreciate in pretty much all the places you're likely to find yourself over the next few months.

 Citizen Science Story: Track a Lilac

American Spring LIVE: Episode 3 - Connections

Citizen Science Story: Track a Lilac

Citizen Scientist Jane Williamson-Davenport shares her experience monitoring lilacs as part of The National Phenology Network's Track a Lilac project.

 Citizen Science Story: Celebrate Urban Birds

American Spring LIVE: Episode 2 - Migration

Citizen Science Story: Celebrate Urban Birds

See how kids in San Diego are getting a taste of nature through Celebrate Urban Birds, a Citizen Science project from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

How to Give Frogs and Toads a Leg Up
How to Give Frogs and Toads a Leg Up

Founded in 1998, FrogWatch USA is one of the longest-running citizen science programs around, and, since amphibians are extremely sensitive to environmental changes, FrogWatchers’ observations have been especially valuable.

Citizens, Start Your Science!

American Spring LIVE: Episode 1 - Birth and Rebirth

Citizens, Start Your Science!

Citizen science programs mobilize people from all walks of life to contribute to scientific research. These projects tap the power of the public, with more people working in more places and for longer than researchers possibly could on their own.