Want To Help Researchers Understand Fireflies?

Take a new look at the flashing fireflies in your backyard.

Matthew L. Miller

What’s Up With White Squirrels and Black Squirrels?

A guide to squirrels of a different color.

Matthew L. Miller

Have You Seen A Weasel Lately?

Where have all the weasels gone? The small carnivores are in decline, and you can help.

Matthew L. Miller

How Citizen Science Aids Horseshoe Crab Conservation

New research shows just how useful citizen science is for horseshoe crab conservation.

Christine Peterson

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.

Kris Millgate

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?

Lisa Feldkamp

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.

Lisa Feldkamp

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.

Lisa Feldkamp

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.

Steve Lyon

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.

Cara Cannon Byington

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.

Matthew L. Miller

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.

Lisa Feldkamp