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Browse citizen science projects and programs currently using FieldScope
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.
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
Communities around the world collect and upload data about the nighttime sky quality where they live, providing valuable information about light pollution to scientists.
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.
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.
Bat Activity Trends (BAT)
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
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
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
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
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
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.
EwA Invasive Flora Patrol
Participants in the Greater Boston Area (Massachusetts) and help protect urban gardens, parks, and reservations by reporting data on the occurrence, abundance, coverage, and seasonal timing of problem species.
Great Lakes Watershed
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
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
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.
Join educators and researchers in a study of lichens as an indicator of general atmospheric health.
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.
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.
Our Forests is a community and citizen science project based in Western Nevada County, in California. Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade collect and interpret forest ecology data to understand forest health and fire resilience in their local forests.
River Watch of Colorado
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.
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
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
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 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.
Supporting Conservation: Otter by Otter
Where are the river otters in the United States? What can their presence reveal about conditions in our shared watersheds? How can we protect their future? You can contribute by joining our growing list of special projects.
Terrestrial Invertebrate Monitoring
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
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.
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
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.