Citizen Science

Citizen Science is the public involvement in inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. Typically, public involvement is in data collection, analysis, or reporting.


Ways to Participate:

Schuylkill Water Stewards: help to monitor and protect local streams that eventually impact the Schuylkill River.

Motus: The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is a collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry arrays to study movements of small animals. Get involved by hosting a station.

National Aviary, Project Owlnet: Help to track the Northern Saw-wheet Owl

Monarch Watch: Help to observe and tag monarchs

eBird: Share your bird sightings with a global community

NestWatch: Nation-wide nest tracking program

BudBurst: Report when you see buds bursting in the spring

iNaturalist: Explore and share your observations from the natural world

Pennsylvania Amphibian & Reptile Survey: Observe amphibians and reptiles in your area and report them here!

Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas: Take pictures of mammals you observe and upload them to this state database

Schuylkill Clean Sweep: Find and record your clean up efforts


Citizen Science Search Databases:

Citizen Science Association 

SciStarter Project Finder

Federal Citizen Science Projects



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