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January 21^st is Squirrel Appreciation Day! Celebrate by participating in one of these squirrel-centric projects. It sounds a little nutty, but researchers

rely on your squirrel observations to advance research about these furry friends. Find more projects on SciStarter to do now, or bookmark your favorites for later!

Cheers!

The SciStarter Team

Photo: USFWS

Project Squirrel

Squirrels are some of the most common forms of backyard wildlife. Wherever you are, you can join the study of wildlife by counting squirrels in your neighborhood and reporting your findings online.

Get started!

Photo: USFWS

Southern California Squirrel Survey

Squirrels are abundant in Southern California, but some native species are in decline and other introduced species are spreading a little too quickly. Learn what's happening in your neck of the woods by by posting a photo and location information on this website.

Get started!

Photo: WA State DFWC

Western Gray Squirrel Project

The western gray squirrel is threatened in Washington state, and biologists need to know more about them to understand what's happening. Residents in the Methow Valley can conduct squirrel surveys to estimate the size and distribution of the population.

Get started!

White Squirrel Mapping

Have you ever seen a white squirrel? Throughout the world, squirrels of species that are normally grey or red are sometimes white. Report sightings of white squirrels and add to a global map of their distribution.

Get started!

Photo: USFWS

SquirrelMapper

In some locations, gray squirrels have evolved to be black! By mapping the locations of black squirrels, you can help biologists understand more about this change and how it benefits the squirrels.

Get started!


The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is launching a wildlife camera trap study called North Carolina's Candid Critters. Find out more here. Want more citizen science? Check out SciStarter's Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there's something for everyone!

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