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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In Search of Rare Plants

22% of New England’s native plants are rare or deemed historic. These volunteers give their time to help conserve and promote native plants. More

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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

White Mountain National Forest Wilderness Monitoring

Every summer, the White Mountain National Forest works with volunteers to measure public use of remote wilderness areas. More

Wildlife Sightings Database (NH)

A web portal where anyone can report sightings of wildlife species in New Hampshire. Focused on less common species, the site also collects information about vernal pools and all sightings of reptiles and amphibians in the state. More