Citizen Science is Sound Science Provided by You
Citizen science is when the public takes part in the scientific process, including forming research questions, collecting, analyzing, and making conclusions about data, or developing new technologies and applications. Citizen science is an opportunity to get involved in something you're interested in — whether it’s sharing your observation of butterflies for monarch research or uncovering the mysteries of the past through archaeological digs, volunteering on a local project is a great way to increase your knowledge and share your perspective. Citizen science collaborations can build a better understanding between the community, scientists, and decision-makers about social aspects in environmental issues. It's also a great way to spend time with family and friends!
Anyone can be a citizen scientist; the best part about citizen science is that it can take place anywhere, whether it's in our national forests and grasslands or your own backyard!
Update February 2019 – El Yunque National Forest is currently in the final planning stages to launch an ongoing Citizen Science project to monitor vegetation and trees. In partnership with Fundación Amigos de El Yunque and University of Puerto Rico.
If you would like to participate in the El Yunque project, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to explore projects around the nation, visit here: https://www.citizenscience.gov/#
Would you like to plan a Citizen Science Project? Here is a guide: