Citizen Science Stories

 

We're collecting stories about volunteers assisting scientists in their understanding of New England's natural environment. Do you have a story to share? Email us with your story and a picture!

Searching for Pellets at the Bunny Blitz

Volunteers in the seacoast and Merrimack Valley of New Hampshire are snowshoeing along field and wetland edges and crawling into dense brush looking for rabbit pellets. More

2014 Volunteer Highlights

Since launching our website in April 2014, The Stewardship Network: New England has promoted 164 stewardship and citizen science events that logged 4,691 volunteer hours for conservation organizations. More

Volunteers Collect Ticks (and Keds) From Harvested Deer, for Lyme Disease Study

New Hampshire has the unfortunate distinction of being the state with the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country, a disease transmitted by the blacklegged tick. More

New Hampshire Wildlife Sightings

The Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program is excited to announce the release of its updated online reporting system, NH Wildlife Sightings. More

A Summer of Learning

Read our intern Lisa Demaine's Summer with The Stewardship Network: New England and NH Sea Grant. More

A Day at the Docks with Baby Oysters

Oyster restoration in Great Bay was helped by volunteer oyster-counters all this week. Network intern Lisa Demaine tells what she learned on a day at the docks. More

For the Birds

Network intern Jo Lewis spent a week on the Isles of Shoals to assist in tern research with the UNH Cooperative Extension. More

Eels, Interrupted

Citizen scientist volunteers have been posted at rivers around Great Bay every weekday between May and July to count the numbers and health of the glass eel population. More

Citizen Scientists Use Online Tools to Map Invasives

Did you know that anyone can report populations of invasive plants and insects? These reports help stewardship managers plan removal projects and identify invasive hot spots. More

Documenting Climate Change in your Backyard

Citizen scientists in southeastern N.H. are documenting small-scale impacts of climate change in their backyards and neighborhoods. More

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