Citizen Science Stories

 

We're collecting stories about volunteers assisting scientists in their understanding of New England's natural environment. Do you have a story to share? Email us with your story and a picture!

The Best of Both Worlds

From beach grass to water sampling, here's a few things I've learned here in my first month working with the Stewardship Network: New England! More

Keeping the "Great" in the Great Bay

The Great Bay Estuary is designated by the U.S. EPA as one of only 28 “Estuaries of National Significance.” Despite this lofty title, as of 2013 the Great Bay Estuary showed 12 of 16 negative environmental indicators. More

A Network for All of Us

Want to know how different people use the Network? Watch this video and be inspired! More

Listening for Bats: 2015 NH Bat Survey Results

Citizen scientists help generate data that is essential for researchers and managers in their efforts to protect bat species. More

When Nature's Calendar Changes, Citizen Scientists Can Help

We all have an intuitive sense of phenology. What does that mean and how can we take a closer look at these subtle changes? More

News from the Field: A Day with the Coastal Research Volunteers

Could I be a citizen scientist? A newbie spends the morning with the Coastal Research Volunteers and gets a taste for what citizen science is all about. More

Fish Survey: Adventures in Citizen Science at Lubberland Creek

A mammal-enthusiast spends the day helping to research fish for a stream in need More

Nature-Based Volunteering: What Gives?

Why do people volunteer for the environment? We're asking people who help at workdays, and learning what motivates people to give back. More

Beach Blitz Volunteers Provide a Water Quality Snapshot of New Hampshire Beaches

New Hampshire’s beautiful and highly rated 13 mile slice of the Atlantic coast is a popular vacation destination in New England. So how clean are its coastal beaches? More

Interest in Citizen Science Growing Rapidly Among Researchers and Volunteers

Count migrating eels in coastal rivers, document flowering and fruiting times of alpine plants More

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