Community Science

What is community science? An opportunity for anyone to contribute to the human body of knowledge. Whether you prefer direct observations or transcriptions or identification and classification, there are hundreds of projects where volunteers help record, process and sometimes analyze data for and with experienced scientists.

We–the Museum and the individual staff, as well as some volunteers, board members and visitors–participate in community science of many kinds. Curious how this works? Want to get involved? Browse recent observations? Here you go:

Some of the programs we’ve contributed to:

We also offer an introductory program about Community Science. If you’d like to book this for your group, please get in touch.

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