Citizen Science Projects

To add a regional citizen science project to our collection, fill out the Project Addition Form.

Great Lakes FieldScope

The Great Lakes project invites participants to explore maps and graphs and contribute water quality data from across the Great Lakes watershed region. This web-based mapping and graphing collaboration tool is designed to engage students, volunteers, and citizens in Great Lakes science. FieldScope is part of a nationwide initiative to share, analyze, and interpret data.

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Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, FieldScope, National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society

Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program

Volunteers collect data on birds, frogs, and their habitats to assess populations and their associations, contribute to to conservation management, and increase public awareness.

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Bird Studies Canada, Environment Canada, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Great Lakes Worm Watch

Great Lakes Worm Watch is committed to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the role of exotic earthworms in ecosystems change across the region.

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University of Minnesota Duluth-Natural Resources Resarch Institute, National Science Foundation, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, The Coastal Zone Management Act, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

Great Wisconsin Birdathon

The Great WI Birdathon engages individuals and communities to raise support and awareness for birds in WI in this walkathon-style fundraiser. Participate by donating to a team or forming your own to count birds.

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Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative

Integrated Monarch Butterfly Monitoring Strategy

A national initiative to monitor monarch populations and habitat throughout the breeding range. The IMS uses a spatially balanced sampling scheme and draws from existing citizen science programs to deliver a suite of protocols that capture many aspects of habitat quality, threats, and monarch use of that habitat. Data gathered through the IMS contribute to existing population and habitat models that inform broad scale monarch conservation!

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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

LoonWatch

LoonWatch’s Annual Lakes Monitoring Program engages an active volunteer network of Loon Rangers as its primary tool to collect critical long-term data on loons in northern WI. Working as population monitors and environmental educators, these volunteers have been the field force that has provided data, and contributed to environmental awareness.

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Northland College, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources