Category: Citizen Science

Do Your Part for Trees This August

Every August, you can do your part by celebrating Tree Check Month. Takes a few minutes to check your trees for invasive pests and the damage they leave behind.

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Teaching Computers to Save the Whales

Scientists who study humpbacks have a whale of a task – going through oceans of data to identify individual whales. Help them identify Whales as Individuals.

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Science Gossip: Victorian Science Journals

Forget the Kardashians: in Victorian times, the latest tabloid sensationalism was all about nature.

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You Can Help Chimps by Watching Videos

Now all of us have a chance to contribute to real research that will impact chimpanzee conservation without even leaving our armchairs. Try Chimp & See.

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Citizen Science & The Kiss of Death

Kissing bugs: Sure, this might sound like the latest cute critter video craze on YouTube, but a kiss from this bug could be the kiss of death.

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Watching for Causes of Kestrel Decline

Dive into a citizen science project combining nest cams and one of America’s coolest raptors with the American Kestrel Partnership.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Likin’ Lichens

Get out a hand lens or microscope and discover the amazing world of lichens. No, that’s not an oxymoron.

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The BowerBird Naturalist Collection

Do you want to protect Australian biodiversity? Join BowerBird and share your naturalist observations with a community that can make a difference for conservation!

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Citizen Science Tuesday: BeeSpotter

Have you heard about the plight of the bumble bee? Learn how your pictures could help BeeSpotter conserve these charmingly awkward pollinators.

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Larva Lookout (Monarch Butterflies)

Calling all bug collectors, butterfly lovers, gardeners and wannabes! Help the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project understand butterfly population declines.

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Have You Seen This Lizard?

It’s a Texas treasure hunt & this time citizen scientists are seeking the Spot-tailed Earless Lizard (STEL). Join the search for a potentially vanishing lizard!

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How Hummingbirds Journey North

It’s time to think about hummingbirds? Now? Yes! Watch for the green shimmer in your yard and report it to help protect these feisty migratory birds.

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10 Popular Citizen Science Projects

As Citizen Science Tuesday nears its first birthday, here is a retrospective of the most popular projects. It’s not too late to participate!

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The Great Eggcase Hunt

Want to hunt for mermaid’s purses? Join the Great Eggcase Hunt today to help scientists find and protect the nursery grounds of sharks and rays.

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iNaturalist: What’s in Your Neighborhood?

Around 1.6 million species are known to science. What’s in your neighborhood? Join iNaturalist, a citizen scientist community that’s cataloging life on Earth and find out.

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Enjoy Osprey Cam Live!

The Ospreys Are Back!
Live views, 24/7, of an Alabama osprey nest. Record your observations and ask our ecologist about what you’re seeing.

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