Report Your Observations to help Scientific Research
Budburst brings together researchers, educators, gardeners, and citizen scientists on a shared journey to uncover the stories of plants and animals affected by human impacts on the environment.
Turn your mobile phone into an environmental sensor and participate in the monitoring of noise pollution. By installing the free app on your smartphone, you will be able to measure the level of noise in dB(A), and tag the measurements obtained (e.g. subjective level of annoyance, source of sound,...). When uploaded to the website you can check the sound trajectory of your recorded measurements on Google Maps.
A global citizen science platform to discover, share and identify wildlife where wildlife photography meets citizen science.
Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees.
To understand the monarch migration, we rely on the help of citizen scientists to collect data during all phases of the annual life cycle of monarch breeding, migrating, and overwintering. While measuring and studying overwintering colonies may give us the best estimate of population size, it is important to gain insight into breeding population trends and factors influencing the migration within the U.S.
We are an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). This is a community project - the only requirements are an enthusiasm for watching and reporting weather conditions and a desire to learn more about how weather can affect and impact our lives.
Identifying where Pollinators Need Help. And Helping! We are the largest citizen science project focused on pollinators with over 100,000 members.
Using HerpMapper, you can create records of your herp observations and keep them all in one place. In turn, your data is made available to HerpMapper Partners – groups who use your recorded observations for research, conservation, and preservation purposes. Your observations can make valuable contributions on the behalf of amphibians and reptiles.
Connect with nature, learn and contribute to scientific discovery by observing phenology. As an observer, you’ll notice things you never saw before. The slightest blush on a maple leaf that foreshadows the coming fall. The new, more vibrant feathers warblers put on days before mating. The swelling of a Palo Verde bean pod as it grows. You can develop a more nuanced appreciation of our natural world when you participate in Nature’s Notebook.
Geographic information about biodiversity is vital for understanding the many services nature provides and their potential changes, yet remains unreliable and often insufficient. Built on a scalable web platform geared for large biodiversity and environmental data, Map of Life endeavors to provide ‘best-possible’ species range information and species lists for any geographic area. Map of Life aims to support effective and global biodiversity education, monitoring, research and decision-making by assembling and integrating a wide range of knowledge about species distributions and their dynamics over time.
Audubon’s Hummingbirds at Home program was designed to mobilize citizen scientists across the U.S. to bolster current research by documenting the feeding patterns of hummingbirds. Citizen scientists in this project document hummingbird feeding behavior across the country by recording the timing of nectar plant blooms locally, what hummingbirds are feeding on, and when feeding occurs as they arrive on their breeding grounds and throughout the breeding season.
As the climate continues to change, it’s critical to understand how and what we can do to adapt. ISeeChange is dedicated to empowering communities to document and understand their environment, weather and climate in order to increase resilience. Our platform, tools, and investigations provide equitable, iterative ways for residents to personalize, measure, and track climate change impacts and better participate in community adaptation decisions.
Invasive diseases and pests threaten the health of America’s forests. Scientists are working to understand what allows some individual trees to survive, but they need to find healthy, resilient trees in the forest to study. That’s where concerned foresters, landowners, and citizens (you!) can help. Tag trees you find in your community, on your property, or out in the wild using TreeSnap! Scientists will use the data you collect to locate trees for research projects like studying the genetic diversity of tree species and building better tree breeding programs.
e-Butterfly is providing a new way for the butterfly community to report, organize and access information about butterflies in North America. Launched in 2011, e-Butterfly provides rich data sources for basic information on butterfly abundance, distribution, and phenology at a variety of spatial and temporal scales across North America.
Uncovering the potential of citizen science and earth observation to improve the way we see, map, and understand the world. Kickstarting an earth observation enabled crowdsourcing economy.
With this project you can participate in a scientific project with the aim to reduce roadkill. In this project we investigate, which animals are killed on roads and which factors are influencing roadkills. Your data allows us to identify roadkill hotspots. Our vision is to mitigate those hotspots in cooperation with local authorities.
Balloon litter is a serious threat to the environment and wildlife. If you come across any balloon debris, please use this survey to record information, including the date, location, and photo.
Many invasive species, like Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), are threatening the world’s natural resources, but the abundance of invasive species can vary dramatically over space and time. Scientists still do not have a good understanding of why this is so. Through the use of a simple, standardized protocol, volunteers can help to generate valuable scientific data. Participating in this research does not require specialized training.
Globe at Night is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure & submit their night sky brightness observations.
Become an Environmental Hero and join over 150,000 people from 165 countries on a mission to clean the Earth. Find a discarded coffee cup, crushed soda can, candy wrapper, or any other piece of litter & take a picture. The app automatically geo-tags the image & our LitterAI tool recommends tags for what kind of litter it is. Confirm the tags to help the LitterAI keep learning.
The CRAYFIS project is a novel approach to observing cosmic ray particles at the highest energies. It uses the world-wide array of existing smartphones instead of building an expensive dedicated detector.
Bugs in our Backyard allows you to contribute to on-going research on the distribution of insects in our communities. By reporting occurrences of the soapberry bugs, boxelder bug aggregations, milkweed insect communities, brown marmorated stink bugs, and/or any insects in your area you can will provide important data on biodiversity. This information can be useful in studies of community ecology, species movements, climate change, and other questions we haven’t even thought of yet!
The purpose of this site is to record observations about mushrooms, help people identify mushrooms they aren’t familiar with, and expand the community around the scientific exploration of mushrooms (mycology). Some have asked what counts as a mushroom. This site takes a very broad view. While the emphasis is on the large fleshy fungi, other fungi such as lichens, rust and molds as well as fungus-like organisms such as slime-molds are all welcome.
Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. We need your help! Because these animals are widely distributed the best way to keep track of them is with a group of volunteers across the country equipped with cameras. With any luck, you might help us to find remnant populations of rare species before they go extinct.
To be able to help the nine spotted ladybug and other ladybug species scientists need to have detailed information on which species are still out there and how many individuals are around. Entomologists at Cornell can identify the different species but there are too few of us to sample in enough places to find the really rare ones. We need you to be our legs, hands and eyes. If you can look for ladybugs and send us pictures of them with our Upload Photos Submission Form we can start to gather the information we need. We are very interested in the rare species but any pictures will help us.
We seek participants to measure the growth of a red maple (Acer rubrum) trees in their yards. Large-scale data collection on tree growth is necessary to understand effects of warming and we need your help. We’ll provide instructions and a plastic dendrometer band to measure the growth of your red maple.
Measure the pollen in the air using your phone. All you need is black construction paper and our free app!