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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 analysis.

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.

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

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.