About Citizen Science Central
Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research ().
To cover the breadth of resources and best practices across different project types, we aim to bring together the expertise of diverse practitioners working in this field. The site is currently administered by the Department of Program Development and Evaluation at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Click here to find current projects
Find a project in the following categories (lists are automatically updated as new projects are added):
Or browse an alphabetical list of all projects.
And example of one of the projects you will find is:
Butterflies and Moths of North America
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)is run by the
Big Sky Institute at Montana State Universityin partnership with the
USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center and the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is a user-friendly web site and database that shares butterfly and moth species information with the public via dynamic maps, checklists, and species pages. BAMONA data are updated regularly and come from a variety of sources, including citizen scientists. Individuals can get involved by documenting butterflies and moths in their neighborhoods and submitting photographs for review. Collaborating lepidopterists serve as coordinators and oversee quality control. Submitted data are verified, added to the database, and then made available through the web site.
and another is:
Watch the Wild
Watch the Wild™is run by
Nature Abounds announces Watch the Wild™, a program where citizen science volunteers observe and report on the “wild” in your community, from trees and plants to weather and wildlife activity. By monitoring the "wild", observations can help us to understand how our eco-systems are changing and aids us in adapting for the future.