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.

Coexisting with Carnivores Olympic Peninsula is a project involving three rural school districts on the North Olympic Peninsula investigating how human behaviors impact local carnivore populations.

Consider Litter is a program that builds a network of stewards. The stewards collect litter and data which are used to design action projects for preventing and mitigating litter in their communities.

Educators across the U.S. Great Lakes Basin borrow water quality monitoring equipment and allow students to experience collecting and analyzing real data.

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.

With the Inland Seas Education Association, schools can introduce their students to hands-on learning on and around the Great Lakes!