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Citizen Science Tuesday: 10 Most Popular 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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Citizen Science Tuesday: 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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Citizen Science Tuesday: iNaturalist

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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Citizen Science Tuesday: AirCasting

Find out what you’re breathing. AirCasting combines citizen science and wearable tech to reveal the hidden pollution in your neighborhood.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Chicago Wildlife Watch

Wild animals in cities don’t behave like their rural relatives, but what are the rules of urban ecology? Help Chicago Wildlife Watch find out!

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Polar Bears International

Join the polar bear paparazzi! Help Polar Bears International collect conservation data by visiting Churchill, Manitoba and taking pictures.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: IceWatch USA

Heavy snow and cold weather like the “polar vortex” get all the press, but what are the realities given a changing climate? Help IceWatch USA find out by monitoring ice cover in your area.

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Birders: Report Forest Pests During the Christmas Bird Count

The Christmas Bird Count is one of the world’s largest birding events and citizen science efforts. This year, expand your impact by also noting forest pests. Our blogger gets you started.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Celebrate Urban Birds

A surprising abundance and diversity of birds is waiting for you right in the city. Celebrate Urban Birds will help you find, identify, and study them.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: PooPower!

Remember the last time you stepped into a pile of dog excrement? Learn why dog poop isn’t just a nuisance, it’s a problem for conservation and water quality.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: SeaWatch

Where to see skies filled with seabirds? Take part in SeaWatch at Schoodic Point and gather important conservation data while enjoying a wildlife spectacle.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Plankton Portal

Plankton, these seemingly inconsequential organisms affect the entire ocean. And you can help scientists understand them. Discover new life with Plankton Portal.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Smithsonian Bumblebee Project

A key to understanding problems facing bumblebees is hiding in the Smithsonian collections. Make these records available & be part of the Smithsonian legacy.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Bat Detective

This Halloween: Where can you hear a sound that most people never hear, teach computers a lesson & improve scientific data on vulnerable bats? Try Bat Detective!

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Monarchs Journey North

Why do monarchs migrate? How do they know when to go to Mexico? How do they know where to fly? Citizen Scientists are finding the answers on Journey North.

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Infrared Sage Grouse Count
The challenge: find a chicken-sized bird in a million-acre expanse of rugged canyons & bad roads. Infrared video to the rescue.

Wildlife Videos In Infrared
Infrared enables us to see minor variations in temperature. See how this technology is revolutionizing conservation science.

Nature As Normal
TNC Lead Scientist Heather Tallis is researching how to make people see nature as critical to life through three lenses: education, water and poverty.

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