This page is designed to introduce new Community Scientists to the basics of contributing to large open educational research programs in your community and worldwide. It provides a brief overview of organization and where to projects.
Mass Audobon (MA): https://www.massaudubon.org/get-involved/citizen-science
NatureGroupie.org (NH): https://naturegroupie.org/experiences/grid
Connecticut Wildlife Division (CT): https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Wildlife/Community-Science-Volunteer-Opportunities-CT-Wildlife-Division
Schoodic Institute Acadia National Park (ME): https://schoodicinstitute.org/science/citizen-science/
SciStarter is a globally acclaimed, online citizen science hub where more than 3,000 projects, searchable by location, topic, age level, etc, have been registered by individual project leaders or imported through partnerships with federal governments, NGOs, and universities.
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research.
Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities in New England
Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.
Collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat.
Get ideas for how you can participate in citizen science—projects in which volunteers and scientists work together to answer real-world questions and gather data.
Nature's Notebook is a national, online program where amateur and professional naturalists regularly record observations of plants and animals to generate long-term data sets used for scientific discovery and decision-making.
Smithsonian researchers enlist volunteers for an array of tasks, both onsite and online. Depending on your interests, you can help sustain species around the globe and even solve mysteries of the planets and stars!
Citizenscience.gov is an official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across the U.S. government.
EPA scientists created the toolbox to provide citizens resources to effectively collect, analyze, interpret, and communicate air quality data.
The Citizen Archivist Initiative is a new way of working with researchers, genealogists, and the public, so that records can be more easily found online.
An international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. Announced by the U.S. Government on Earth Day in 1994, GLOBE launched its worldwide implementation in 1995.
MapGive, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit, makes it easy for new volunteers to learn to map and get involved in online tasks. Quality geographic data helps empower organizations and communities to make important decisions across a range of environmental, economic and crisis management themes.
Projects with the icon can be done by anyone, anywhere, with just a cellphone or laptop.
Join 6,392 volunteers to add more to the over 171,000 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens labels that have been collaboratively transcribed and reviewed.
Disaster Response and Recovery
Help researchers discover new antiviral drugs by playing this game.
SciStarter search for projects to be done exclusively online.
Assist scientists in finding tiny particles of interstellar dust that originated in distant stars, light-years away.
"Globe at Night is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by inviting citizen-scientists to measure & submit their night sky brightness observations. It's easy to get involved - all you need is computer or smart phone & follow these 6 Simple Steps!" - from website