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!

Salamander Crossing Brigades Help Amphibians Safely Cross Roads

To a group of volunteers in the Monadnock Region, the words ”Big Night” are a big deal. More

Lake Monitors Help Ensure Healthy Lakes

A UNH class project on Lake Chocorua in 1978 launched one of the most successful and long-lasting volunteer environmental monitoring programs in the country: the NH Lakes Lay Monitoring Program (LLMP). Every summer hundreds of lake monitors collect water samples from lakes across New Hampshire, helping to ensure our lakes are healthy. More

The Trashy Side of Plastics: Volunteers Sift Sand in Search of Plastic Fragments

Millions of plastic fragments including styrofoam cups and containers, plastic bags and packaging, cigarette filters, and other sources, are pervasive on our beaches. More

Searching for Pellets at the Bunny Blitz

Volunteers in the seacoast and Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire are snowshoeing along field and wetland edges and crawling into dense brush looking for rabbit pellets. More

2014 Volunteer Highlights

Since launching our website in April 2014, The Stewardship Network: New England has promoted 164 stewardship and citizen science events that logged 4,691 volunteer hours for conservation organizations. More

Volunteers Collect Ticks (and Keds) From Harvested Deer, for Lyme Disease Study

New Hampshire has the unfortunate distinction of being the state with the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country, a disease transmitted by the blacklegged tick. More

New Hampshire Wildlife Sightings

The Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program is excited to announce the release of its updated online reporting system, NH Wildlife Sightings. More

A Summer of Learning

Read our intern Lisa Demaine's Summer with The Stewardship Network: New England and NH Sea Grant. More

A Day at the Docks with Baby Oysters

Oyster restoration in Great Bay was helped by volunteer oyster-counters all this week. Network intern Lisa Demaine tells what she learned on a day at the docks. More

For the Birds

Network intern Jo Lewis spent a week on the Isles of Shoals to assist in tern research with the UNH Cooperative Extension. More

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