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The Sciences

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Image: NPS Roses are red. Violets are blue. Here are flower-themed citizen science projects, Hand-picked for you! Check out the SciStarter blog for updates on your favorite projects and find new projects in our Project Finder! Cheers!The SciStarter Team P.S Want to receive curated projects like these right in your inbox? Sign up today at or email!


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Great Sunflower Project

Observe the effects of pesticides on pollinators, assess which plants are best for pollinators, or evaluate and improve conditions for plants in local parks and gardens.

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Plants of Concern

Live in Illinois or Indiana? Work with researchers to monitor rare and endangered plants, including wildflowers. This project assesses the populations of these rare plants to inform management and conservation threats. Get Started!


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Community of Observers 

This project studies the effects of climate change in Vermont and New Hampshire. Volunteers observe and report on specific wildflowers and other organisms considered particularly sensitive to climate change. Get Started!


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National Plant Monitoring Scheme

In the United Kingdom? Join this project to survey a one square kilometer plot near you. Your observations will be shared with researchers and others in need of this data.

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Journey North Tulip Test Gardens 

Plant tulip bulbs, then share information on how and when they bloom. This is a great project for kids and families!

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Project BudBurst

Make and share regular observations of your plants and submit data to BudBurst. By doing so, you'll inform our understanding of changing climates in your area. Get Started!

myObservatory, a citizen science platform, is offering project owners $2,000 in free data services! Find out more.

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