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Want To Help Researchers Understand Fireflies?
Take a new look at the flashing fireflies in your backyard.
What’s Up With White Squirrels and Black Squirrels?
A guide to squirrels of a different color.
Have You Seen A Weasel Lately?
Where have all the weasels gone? The small carnivores are in decline, and you can help.
How Citizen Science Aids Horseshoe Crab Conservation
New research shows just how useful citizen science is for horseshoe crab conservation.
The Real Batmobile: A Citizen Scientist’s Night Drive
Monitoring bats on back roads is a citizen science project for the whole family…sort of.
How Did Birds Get So Colorful?
Help scientists answer questions about bird plumage like, how colorful are birds? How quickly does plumage color evolve? Are changes in plumage color associated with the origins of new species?
Who’s Smiling on Canid Camera?
Three photos. Three questions. That’s all there is to it. Your identifications help give conservationists the information they need to restore young forests where wildlife thrives.
Giving Back to the Ocean: Citizen Science for Clean Water
Poor water quality in Hawaii's oceans degrades corals, threatening the fish and other creatures (including people) that rely on them. A dedicated group of citizen scientists gather water samples from 48 monitoring sites off the coast of Maui.
I Think I’m Going to Kathmandu: Citizen Science for Freshwater in Nepal
Citizen science tackles groundwater challenges head-on in the Kathmandu Valley. The project provides a foundation for climate resilient and sustainable growth across Nepal though smart groundwater use.
Notes from Eclipses Past: Nervous Hippos, Sad Ducks & Bewildered Ground Squirrels
How do animals react to solar eclipses? Scientists don't know much, but what they do know is, well, sometimes a little weird.
10 Innovations That Are Changing Conservation
Around the globe, conservationists are employing the latest technological advances to make a difference for people, wildlife, oceans, forests and clean water.
7 Citizen Science Projects for Bird Lovers
Looking to go birding and help conservation? Here are our picks for some of the best bird-related citizen science projects.