the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.
Citizen Science provides an opportunity for anyone to participate in the scientific process. Students (from lower elementary up through the collegiate level) should especially engage in citizen science as a way to develop and refine their scientific practices and critical thinking.
Below are citizen science programs and projects that I am currently involved in, or have participated with in the past. These programs provide opportunities for individuals looking to act on their environmental passions and learn through science in the process.