Browse citizen science initiatives and programs from around the nation.
Contribute to the national Budburst project by monitoring the leafing, flowering, and fruiting times for various plants and collect additional important ecological data to help track the health of plant species across the United States.
Join the nationwide effort to study frogs and toads and learn about conservation of wetlands and amphibians in your community by reporting data on the calls of local frogs and toads.
Volunteer citizen scientists in schools and watershed organizations within the 64,000 square mile Chesapeake Bay watershed monitor water quality and submit their data and use it in maps, graphs, and tables to analyze the health of ecosystems.
This citizen science project involved western Maryland residents in contributing data to aid in restoration efforts for the American Chestnut trees, which were decimated by a blight.
Participants in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York are invited to collaborate on this project, in which water quality issues on local and regional scales are investigated through data collection and analyzation.
Water quality data from around the Great Lakes, including data collected in both the United States and Canada, are gathered by project participants, providing snapshots of water quality throughout the watershed.
Learn about Illinois water quality through this environmental education project that provides students (grades 5-12) and groups (4-H, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts) with a unique hands-on opportunity to monitor local streams.
This project supports Indigenous communities in collecting, safeguarding and sharing precious local knowledge, including environmental science data, elders’ wisdom, Indigenous place names, and learning resources for culture-based education.
Volunteer stewards from schools and other groups monitor water quality in Colorado streams and rivers, producing high quality data to educate citizens and inform decision makers about the condition of Colorado’s waters.
Volunteers with the San Diego River Park Foundation help monitor water quality, collect and report data on trash in the watershed, and restore habitats to improve the health of the San Diego River and create a better quality of life …
Marine divers in California contribute photos and information about the sharks they encounter. This information contributes to a better understanding of the distribution and behavior of sharks.
Join the effort to create sustainable schools by promoting your school's efforts and examining the extent of current sustainable schools. Learn about the impact sustainable schools have on environmental health and literacy.
With leadership from the Alice Ferguson Foundation, groups across the Potomac Watershed organize annual events to clean the watershed’s associated rivers and streams. FieldScope is used to track trash trends and identify trash hot spots.