“In the years ahead, naturalists have a vital role to play in the future of the world. Next to professional scientists, they are one of the most important groups of people, for with their help in learning about the world, and in protecting it and persuading others to protect it, they will become the guardians of our planet and of our welfare as a species”– Gerald Durrell
Visual snippets of our community ecologists in the field, our work, and examples of biodiversity and phenology information that we generate together. Enjoy! ツ
There are quite a few other popular Citizen Science platforms out there that not only list Nature-based projects but also a myriad of great projects in many various disciplines including biology, physics, astronomy, climate, and more.
scistarter is a place to find, join, and contribute to science through more than 1600 formal and informal research projects, events and tools. EwA projects are showcased there as well! SciStarter’s database of citizen science projects enables discovery, organization, and greater participation in science. This is also the place to track your contributions, bookmark things you like, and access the tools and instruments needed to get started.
Zooniverse is a large and very popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers—hundreds of thousands of people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Zooniverse’s goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
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