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Citizen Science

The following are programs that are opportunities for the general public to participate in research and data gathering to aid scientists in their studies of plant and animal wildlife and their habitats.

Yardmap is a free, interactive mapping project for both professional scientists and people concerned with local habitats.

Birdsleuth is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages kids in scientific study and real data collection.

The Great Backyard Bird Count invites participants to just observe and tally the numbers and kinds of birds at their feeders for 15 minutes a day, for just four days each February.

eBird is a real-time, online birding checklist program that allows users to easily input the place, time, and type of birds they've observed so that this data can be shared with scientists and casual birds all over the world.

FrogWatch invites individuals and families to learn about wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local toads and frogs.  

iMapInvasives is an online, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from invasive species.  

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.