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.
See how this group of 4th graders became citizen scientists by learning about bees and participating in the Great Sunflower Project.
Citizen Scientist Jane Williamson-Davenport shares her experience monitoring lilacs as part of The National Phenology Network's Track a Lilac project.
Join citizen scientist Craig Hensley as he searches for monarch eggs and larva on milkweed as a way to gather important data on monarch butterfly migration.
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.
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.
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.