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What's in your water?

Citizen Science Salon iconCitizen Science SalonBy Sarah NewmanOct 3, 2017 5:05 PM

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World Water Monitoring

Our dependency on clean water is something we all have in common. In celebration of the Clean Water Act's 45th anniversary (October 18), we've selected six citizen science opportunities to monitor the vitality of water near you.

Find more citizen science projects on SciStarter's Project Finder. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

North Carolina King Tides Project

North Carolina King Tides Project

Grab your camera and document flood events throughout North Carolina. Your photos help communities understand vulnerabilities to coastal flooding and inform community planning.

Get started!

Location: North Carolina, United States

Creek Freaks: Engaging Youth in Water Quality

IWLA

Middle school students around the globe are the experts on their local streams and creeks. Enlist your kids and monitor the quality of creeks and streams near you.

Get started!

Location: Global

CitClops/Eye on Water

CitClops_EyeonWater

Monitoring the quality of the water in our oceans is a big job, especially when that water is constantly moving and changing. Using the Eye on Water app from the CitClops project, you can do your part by collecting information about water color, clarity and fluorescence of oceans around the world.

Get started!

Location: Global

Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program

MICorps

Looking for a reason to get out on the lake? Michigan's Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program is the second oldest lake monitoring program in the country. Document changes in lake quality and share your observations with scientists.

Get started!

Location: Michigan, US

Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program

MICorps

Live in Michigan? Help keep tabs on the streams in your community. MiCorps' Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program (VSMP) provides technical assistance, training, and grants to volunteer stream monitors to ensure the collection of reliable, high-quality data.

Get started!

Location: Michigan, US

FLOW Program

Amigos de Bolsas

Head to the beach with the Follow and Learn about the Ocean and Wetland (FLOW) program! You'll learn about coastal ecology, participate in the collection of scientific data and get involved in environmental quality monitoring. You might also get a little sand in your shoes.

Get started!

Location: Huntington Beach, CA


Discover more summertime citizen science on the SciStarter calendar

. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard

helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even 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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