Celebrate National Volunteers Week and Earth Day with Citizen Science!

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By Arvind Suresh (Editor)
Apr 15, 2016 12:00 AMNov 19, 2019 11:50 PM


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April is YOUR month, citizen scientists!

This is National Volunteer Week so get involved in a research project in need of your help. Find your favorite project on Serve.gov and AllForGood.org, now featuring SciStarter's database of projects.

Need another reason? Look no further thanSaturday, 4/16, Citizen Science DayEvents are scheduled around the world. We bet there's one near you.

Still wallowing in indecision? Well, 4/22 is EarthDay and we've selected five awesome EarthDay projects we think you'll love.


The SciStarter Team

Photo: USFWS

Orchid Observers

Do you live in the UK? Your help is needed to determine if the flowering times of orchids have changed. You can photograph orchids that you find, or you can transcribe records of orchid specimens from herbariums. Get started!


Algal blooms in lakes and rivers can be harmful to humans, pets, and wildlife. If you see an algal bloom in your area, report it to CyanoTRACKER today!

Get started!

Southwest Monarch Study

Most monarch butterflies in the United States are found in the eastern half of the country, but they are also present in the southwest. You can contribute to our understanding of these monarchs by submitting sightings this spring and tagging migrating monarchs this fall.

Get started!

Photo: USFWS

Hoyt Arboretum Terrestrial Orchids

The Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon is looking for volunteers to assist in identifying native grass and orchid species. This work will lead to the improvement of natural habitat throughout the arboretum.

Get started!

Photo: USFWS


April 16, Santa Monica, CA

CelebrateEarthDay early with this fun, family-friendly event. The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will have activities on ocean pollution and citizen science. Admission fee for those over 12.

Get started!

Share your photos using #MyCitSci on Twitter or post them on the SciStarter Facebook page! We'll highlight them on our blogs, in May.

Looking for more citizen science news and stories? Check out our blog at scistarter.com/blog.

Contact the SciStarter Team

Email: info@scistarter.com Website: http://scistarter.com

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