"Community Science" is a term used to describe scientific projects that are dependent on the participation and support from people like you! It offers an exciting opportunity for individuals to actively participate in research and contribute to the greater understanding of our natural world.
Community Scientists play a vital role in collecting data, conducting fieldwork, and collaborating with experts to unravel the complexities of our environment. By engaging in this rewarding pursuit, you become an essential agent of change, empowering communities and decision-makers to make informed choices that safeguard our planet's well-being.
At Mass Audubon, we watch fireflies, measure leaves, and submit sightings to track geographic distributions and changes over time. Become a Community Scientist today by joining one of these ongoing research opportunities!
Submit Nature Sightings to iNaturalist
iNaturalist is an online platform designed to share sightings of plants, fungi, and animals. Get help in identifications and contribute to a network of sightings.
Submit Bird Sightings to eBird
eBird is a free online platform that lets birders record and share their observations while also contributing vital data to our bird conservation programs.
Don't miss a beat on all the ways you can get outdoors, celebrate nature, and get involved.