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Browse citizen science projects and programs currently using FieldScope

National & Global Projects


Budburst

National & Global Projects

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.

FrogWatch USA

National & Global Projects

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.

The Globe at Night

National & Global Projects

Communities around the world collect and upload data about the nighttime sky quality where they live, providing valuable information about light pollution to scientists.

Journey North

National & Global Projects

Monitor monarch butterflies and hummingbirds! This project includes over 60,000 registered sites in the US, Canada, and Mexico — including families, teachers, schools, nature centers, professional scientists and novices.

WaterInsights

National & Global Projects

Join a worldwide community of data collectors who use test kits to monitor data that can inform actions and policies to protect sources of freshwater.


Regional Projects


Bat Activity Trends (BAT)

Regional Projects

Join the Bat Activity Trends (BAT) Community Science Program and help provide important bat conservation data in your own home, local parks, or neighborhood.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Regional Projects

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.

Chesapeake Water Watch

Regional Projects

Join a group of participatory scientists who are helping researchers to develop new ways to assess water quality in the Chesapeake Bay using cutting-edge satellite technology.

Citizens Restoring American Chestnuts

Regional Projects

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.

Clark County Student Watershed Monitoring Network

Regional Projects

Classrooms in the Student Watershed Monitoring Network (a partnership of the City of Vancouver’s Water Resources Education Center and Clark County’s Clean Water Division) visit their monitoring sites in Clark County to collect water quality data and answer monitoring questions.

Delaware Bay Watershed

Regional Projects

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.

Great Lakes Watershed

Regional Projects

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.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Regional Projects

Learn about and contribute to up to six monitoring programs, including: lichen monitoring, ozone biomonitoring, salamander monitoring, snail monitoring, terrestrial invertebrate monitoring, and water quality monitoring.

Illinois Stream Discovery

Regional Projects

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.

Lichen Monitoring

Regional Projects

Join educators and researchers in a study of lichens as an indicator of general atmospheric health.

Loko Ea

Regional Projects

Learn about the delicate balance of traditional Hawaiian fishpond monitoring along with its environmental impact and cultural significance in this community science project hosted on Oahu’s North Shore.

Ozone Biomonitoring

Regional Projects

This project monitors the condition of the bottom eight leaves of ozone-sensitive plants throughout the entire growing season. Data available from 2003 to the present.

River Watch of Colorado

Regional Projects

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.

Salamander Monitoring

Regional Projects

Great Smoky Mountain National Park is often referred to as The Salamander Capital of the World. Learn about these amazing creatures that breathe through their skin!

San Diego River

Regional Projects

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.

Sharks of California

Regional Projects

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.

Snail Monitoring

Regional Projects

Join us in our ongoing terrestrial snail monitoring project and learn more about this fascinating group of animals that can teach us about our environment and warn about environmental problems.

Terrestrial Invertebrate Monitoring

Regional Projects

Join the data collectors in this project who inventory the diversity and abundance of forest leaf litter terrestrial invertebrates, utilizing the data to track trends over a long period of time.

Trash-Free Potomac Watershed

Regional Projects

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.

#WeAreCoastal

Regional Projects

Explore data uploaded by students and teachers who are helping scientists monitor changes in marine biodiversity, invasive species, and human impact in coastal environments in Eastern Canada and the Northeast United States.

Yukon River Watershed

Regional Projects

Part of the greater Indigenous Observation Network, this project focuses on using water quality data and indigenous knowledge to sustain and protect the Yukon River watershed and its resources and cultures.