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Citizen Science

A compilation of citizen science resources; these community projects enable people from all walks of life to participate in and advance scientific research.

Citizen Science Opportunities and Resources

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  • NASA GLOBE Observer 
    This citizen science app allows volunteers to take observations in support of Earth system science research, and interpret NASA and other satellite data. Projects include Clouds, Trees, Land Cover, and Mosquito Habitat Mapper:
  • NASA Citizen Science Opportunities
    NASA Citizen Science projects invite the public to join collaborative research projects addressing a wide variety of scientific goals in astrophysics, biological and physical sciences, Earth science, heliophysics, and planetary science.
    Download: NASA Citizen Science Resources for Educators (PDF) (revised May 2021)
  • SciStarter
    is an online citizen science hub with a database of more than 3,000 projects, searchable by location and topic:
    SciStarter for educators:
  • The Citizen Science Association
    is a member-driven organization that connects people from a wide range of experiences around one shared purpose: advancing knowledge through research and monitoring done by, for, and with members of the public.
    provides tools for the entire research process including: creating new projects, managing project members, building custom data sheets, analyzing collected data, and gathering participant feedback.
    provides a catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist federal practitioners with designing and maintaining their projects, and a gateway to a community of hundreds of citizen science practitioners
  • Undergraduate Student Experiences with Citizen Science Network (USE Cit Sci)
  • ASTC Community Science Initiative

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