citizen science

What a Bat Monitor Can Teach Us About Inclusion

While we always support and advocate for the PhDs, the professors and the experts, we should never forget to empower and embrace the amateurs, the innovators and the tinkerers.

NestWatch: Building a Team, Building Habitat

Heading up the NestWatch program at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, has been a rewarding, eye-opening experience. Rewards include working with others on the wildlife habitat committee at a deeper level, learning in much greater detail the workings of a nest, and thinking more day-to-day about birds nesting on the work campus, […]

Get Outdoors this Spring with Citizen Science!

Now that it’s finally spring and things are warming up and beginning to grow, it’s a great time to get your employees and your local community engaged in outdoors activities as part of your corporate conservation program. One great way to do this is by participating in a citizen science project. Citizen science is scientific […]

Citizen Science Programs: Volunteer Your Time and Gain Valuable Skills

“Citizen science” is scientific research using data collected by a large number of non-professional observers. These programs provide the opportunity for the young and the old, experienced and inexperienced, to connect with nature, observe wildlife, and provide valuable information to scientists. The success of citizen science depends on participants from many communities helping with projects […]