Citizen Science


Want to help with science research on behalf of the environment? Citizen science projects need your help - counting species, monitoring water and weather and more. Sort by state, how much time you can spend, or topic to find the best project for you!

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Fish Survey: Adventures in Citizen Science at Lubberland Creek

A mammal-enthusiast spends the day helping to research fish for a stream in need More

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Acadia SeaWatch at Schoodic Point

SeaWatch at Schoodic Point is a citizen science program conducted by staff and volunteers of the Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program. From mid-August through November the Atlantic Flyway of North America comes alive with the passage of a variety of migratory birds, including gulls, sea ducks, gannets, cormorants, loons, mergansers, shorebirds, raptors, and occasional songbirds. More

Annual New Hampshire Loon Census

The Loon Preservation Committee hosts the annual Loon Census to monitor New Hampshire's loons and their progress on lakes throughout the state. More

Arnold Arboretum Tree Spotters

As a participant in our Tree Spotters program your observations will assist Arboretum scientists in their studies of the effects of a changing climate on plants. All levels of experience are welcome. More

Asian Longhorned Beetle Pool Survey

For anyone who owns a pool in New Hampshire, you can help survey for Asian Longhorned Beetle in your pool filter. ALB is a serious risk to trees and forests, and was found in Massachusetts in 2008. ALB hasn't been found in New Hampshire as of today. More

Backyard Winter Bird Survey

Spend the second weekend of February identifying the birds who visit your property with NH Audubon. More

Batten Kill Watershed Invasive Plant Spotters

Do you have an eye for plants? Volunteers are needed in the Batten Kill Watershed (northern Bennington County, VT) to find and report “Early Detection” invasive species. More

Bugs in our Backyard

Bugs In Our Backyard (or “BioB“) is a citizen science program for students and teachers in grades K-12. Activities and coverage of topics in the life sciences are connected to on-going research on a charismatic native insect, the red-shouldered soapberry bug, Jadera haematoloma. Curricula are free, and help connect students (and others) to the diversity in your own backyard. More

Christmas Bird Count

Citizen scientists will help count birds from around the Christmas/New Year's season at established "count circles" across the United States. Join a group in your area! More

Coastal Fish Ladder Monitoring

Spend spring assisting NH Fish and Game staff in monitoring fish migrations. More

Coastal Research Volunteers

Coastal Research Volunteers engage citizens in local coastal research through meaningful science and stewardship volunteer opportunities in New Hampshire and neighboring coastal areas. More