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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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

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Seabird Ecological Assessment Network (SEANET)

A citizen science program that brings together researchers and members of the public in a long-term collaborative effort to identify and mitigate threats to marine birds. More

Southern Maine Beach Profile Monitoring Program

Do you love collecting data with your toes in the sand? More

Striped Bass Survey

No matter your experience as a striped bass angler, NH Fish and Game can use the information from your fishing trip(s). More

Town of Exeter Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

Each year the Town of Exeter participates in the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' Volunteer River Assessment Program (VRAP), a river monitoring program which evaluates water quality throughout NH. Our local role is to collect water quality data along the Little and Exeter Rivers and we've been at it for over a decade! More

Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program

On-going volunteer water quality monitoring at sites in the Upper Merrimack River Watershed in New Hampshire. More

Vernal Pool Identification

Identify and document vernal pools with the Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory. Information goes to help conservation planning. More

Vital Signs Maine

Anyone with an interest in learning and contributing to scientific research is invited to join the Vital Signs community. We're working together to collect, analyze, and share critical environmental information about Maine’s ecosystems, and to create authentic learning environments for our next generation of scientists and active, aware citizens. More

Volunteer River Assessment Program (VRAP)

Learn about river water quality and ecology while improving water quality monitoring coverage for the protection of water resources. More

Water Watchers

Help monitor water quality in the Mad River and Snow's Brook. No experience necessary so anyone can join! More

Welch Ledges Education & Stewardship Program

Join The Rey Center in protecting this fragile and heavily impacted environment by becoming a Welch Ledge Steward. More