Category: Citizen Science

Citizen Science Tuesday: Butterfly Blitz

Butterfly Blitz gets your family outdoors to help scientists understand changes in butterfly communities. Try it, you just might get hooked or netted!

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Citizen Science Tuesday: National Moth Week

Get ready for National Moth Week! Find out about mothing events in your area and how you can contribute to the science on moths.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project

A citizen science program that’s looking for amphibians in Wyoming? Yes, and Boy Scouts find out how you can earn a Merit Badge for that!

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Citizen Science Tuesday: iSeahorse

Citizen Science Tuesday this week: identify some of the cutest ocean creatures, add new data to science, and influence conservation policy with iSeahorse.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Spotted Bat Survey

Did you ever wonder if bats migrate? This citizen science project is finding out so that conservationists can protect species where they live and travel.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Hawaii Challenge

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: Keep Hawaii beautiful by locating invasive plants for the Hawaii Challenge. And you can help right from your computer!

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Citizen Science Tuesday: FrogWatch USA

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: go on a treasure hunt with FrogWatch USA to support declining amphibian populations.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: FieldScope

This is the age of big data, but once you have all of that data, what do you do with it? If citizen scientists are gathering the data, how can they enter it quickly and easily? FieldScope answers these questions.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Butterflies and Moths of North America

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: make natural history by submitting your butterfly and moth pics to BAMONA.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Horseshoe Crab Survey

Citizen Science Tuesday this week: Learn why horseshoe crab conservation is good for shorebirds and human health. Then find out what you can do to help.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Snapshot Serengeti

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: photo safari in the Serengeti to research carnivores & their prey.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: CondorWatch

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: describe pictures to help scientists learn more about endangered condors.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Pika Project

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: go to the mountains and take some pika pics.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: oldWeather

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: take a voyage with the mariners of oldWeather and improve data for climate models.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: NestWatch

Citizen Science Tuesday connects you to projects that benefit conservation. This week: track the reproductive success of birds and improve understanding of challenges they face with NestWatch. Who doesn’t want to spend time watching baby birds?

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