Spring into Citizen Science Day tomorrow! Hundreds of springtime opportunities await you

Citizen Science Salon iconCitizen Science SalonBy Eva LewandowskiApr 13, 2017 10:27 PM


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Springtime Citizen Science

Photo: USFWS

April is buzzing with citizen science you can do at hackfests, conferences, festivals, workshops, marches and more! Looking for family-friendly projects? Check this out. Below, we've selected three projects and two events we think you'll love. You can find more projects and events on SciStarter to do now or bookmark for later. Bonus: Complete your SciStarter profile this month and we'll send you a free pdf of The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science.


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Photo: Bumble Boosters

Queen Quest

Help track the phenology of bumble bees by finding and photographing queen bees. By uploading your photo, along with information on location and bee behavior, you can increase understanding these important pollinators.

Location: North America

Get started!

Photo: Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey

From May to June each year, you are needed to count spawning Horseshoe Crabs along east coast beaches. Surveys happen at night and are fun to do with a group!

Location: New Jersey & Delaware, USA

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Photo: Gregory Brees

Delaware Shorebird Project

Many shorebirds that migrate from South America to Canada each spring stop in Delaware to feast on the eggs of horseshoe crabs. You can help monitor these birds to better inform conservation efforts.

Location: Delaware, USA

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City Nature Challenge

Sixteen cities throughout the United States are challenged to get outside and observe wildlife. Find a participating city near you, then document and report your sightings of flowers, ants, mushrooms, and more!

Location: Select locations, United States

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March for Science

The March for Science is a non-partisan event for individuals to show their support for science and participate in citizen science at the same time! On April 22, scientists and science supporters will march in Washington DC and in satellite marches across the country.

Location: Select locations, USA

Get started!

Citizen Science Day runs April 14th- May 20th! More than 100 events are listed on SciStarter. From BioBlitzes, to trainings, to hack-a-thons, there's an event for you. Find an event on SciStarter. Crowd and Cloud is now streaming online. This four-part public television series explores citizen science, crowdsourcing, and mobile technology. Watch now.

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