Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wanna be a Citizen Scientist? No Classes Required

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 (read more about different project models).
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):
    Invasive Species
    Water Quality
    Air Quality
    Climate Change
    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 University

in partnership with the

USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center and the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure

Open the BAMONA website


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

Open the Watch the Wild website


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.

BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist wants you to get outside and explore, learn something new today. We hope these resources are useful to you and encourage you to get involved in Citizen Science. Don't forget to take your camera, water bottle and bug spray!

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