Citizen Science Projects

 



Lost Lizards Of Los Angeles:: We are interested in finding out where lizards live in the Los Angeles region. To do this we need your help! All you need to do is follow some very easy steps to find, take pictures of, and then submit your information about lizards.

The Great Sunflower Project:: In 2008, we started this project as a way to gather information about our urban, suburban and rural bee populations. We wanted to enlist people all over the US and Canada to observe their bees and be citizen scientists. We asked them to plant sunflowers in their gardens so we could standardize study of bee activity and provide more resources for bees. Sunflowers are relatively easy to grow and are wildly attactive to bees.

The Great Backyard Bird Count:: The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.

Celebrate Urban Birds:: Let’s start at the heart of the project…the 10-minute bird observation.  You become a citizen-scientist by observing in your neighborhood and sending the data to scientists here at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in Ithaca NY.

FrogWatch USA:: FrogWatch USA is AZA’s flagship citizen science program that allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads.

Witness for Wildlife:: A citizen naturalist community dedicated to chronicling and protecting North America’s wildlife corridors.

The Lost Ladybug Project:: We’re asking you to join us in finding out where all the ladybugs have gone so we can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare.

Firefly Watch:: The Museum has teamed up with researchers from Tufts University and Fitchburg State College to track the fate of these amazing insects. With your help, we hope to learn about the geographic distribution of fireflies and their activity during the summer season.

Wildlife Watch:: National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch is a national, nature-watching program created for people of all ages. Through the program you can share details that help National Wildlife Federation track the health and behavior of wildlife and plant species nationwide.

Nestwatch:: NestWatch is a nest-monitoring project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in collaboration with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, and funded by the National Science Foundation.

Project PigeonWatch:: People participate by counting pigeons and recording courtship behaviors observed in their neighborhood pigeon flocks.

YardMap:: Your backyard can provide excellent habitat for birds, and when many backyards are put together, a growing network of green space becomes available for birds. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is developing a new citizen science project called the YardMap Network, which will allow you to describe in great detail the habitat and conservation practices happening in your backyard and other green spaces like farms, parks, and community gardens.

Christmas Bird Count:: From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations.

Bee Hunt!:: Bee Hunt is a participatory science project. It’s your research. You are the scientists. By following our methods, you will collect and contribute high-quality data. Collectively your findings will help us all better understand and manage pollinators that are important in growing food and maintaining healthy natural ecosystems.

Monarch Larva Monitoring Program:: The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) is a citizen science project involving volunteers from across the United States and Canada in monarch research.

Project Squirrel:: No matter where you live, city or suburb, from the Midwest to the East Coast, Canada to California, whether squirrels live in your neighborhood or not, you are encouraged to become a squirrel monitor.

Science for Citizens:: The network for citizen science projects & resources. The source for science you can do.