Citizen Science

 

Want to help with science research on behalf of the environment? Citizen science projects need your help - counting species, monitoring water and weather and more. Sort by state, how much time you can spend, or topic to find the best project for you!

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Feature Story

Undergraduate Students Lead Volunteer Storm Watchers in Water Quality Investigation

Our summer intern in citizen science, Megan Verfaillie, was a key contributor to a collaborative research effort this summer More

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Opportunities

Coastal Research Volunteers

Coastal Research Volunteers engage citizens in local coastal research through meaningful science and stewardship volunteer opportunities in New Hampshire and neighboring coastal areas. More

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)

Volunteers working together to measure precipitation - rain, snow and hail- across the nation. More

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMaps)

EDDMapS is a web-based mapping system for documenting invasive species distribution. It is fast, easy to use and doesn't require Geographic Information Systems experience. Launched in 2005 by the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia, it was originally designed as a tool for state Exotic Pest Plant Councils to develop more complete distribution data of invasive species. More

Earthwatch Expeditions: Climate Change: Sea to Trees at Acadia National Park

The Schoodic Institute is partnering with Acadia National Park and Earthwatch to better understand climate impacts at the park. Volunteers can join scientists in collecting data on climate and trees during week-long expeditions, organized through Earthwatch. More

Great Bay Adopt-A-Garden

Adopt-A-Garden volunteers commit to caring for a specific wildlife garden at one of Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve properties for the entire growing season -this includes watering, weeding, pruning, and more. More

Great Bay Oyster Conservationist Program

Volunteers are needed to help care for baby oysters along the shoreline of the Great Bay Estuary in New Hampshire. It's an easy and fun way for citizens, especially those with access to docks and shorelines in Great Bay, to contribute to ecological restoration of oysters. More

Hawk Watch on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park

You can help gather data about the fall migration of raptors on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park and participate as a volunteer in Hawk Watch! One-time volunteers are welcome. Cadillac’s summit may be reached by hiking, biking, riding the free Island Explorer bus, or driving. More

Horseshoe Crab Survey - Great Bay

Volunteers are needed to help survey the shores of Great Bay for the presence of horseshoe crabs during their spawning season (April-June). More

LoVoTECS Network

A scientific water sensing network maintained by volunteers in communities in New Hampshire and Maine. The goal is to improve scientific understanding of New Hampshire and Maine's water resources and help develop a technically advanced workforce by providing educational opportunities to interact with large data sets. More

Maine Brook Trout Survey

Anglers needed to find and document new populations of wild and sea run brook trout. More

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