Field Notes from Everybody: Citizen Science
Ordinary people can help combat climate change by collecting and reporting data as “citizen scientists.”
Right now, Earth is in the midst of a mass extinction. Around the globe plants and animals are disappearing at a rate and magnitude equal to the event that did in the dinosaurs. This is not just sad and unfortunate.
As a citizen scientist, you can:
Contribute to thousands of projects underway all over the world, like the online, real-time check-list eBird.
Develop a long-term relationship with nature while monitoring seasonal changes with Nature’s Notebook.
Document biodiversity anywhere at any time using the iNaturalist app or online.
Document what bees are doing from your windowsill or backyard with The Great Sunﬂower Project.
It is important that:
New projects are set up using standard data collection protocols.
Data is funneled into scientiﬁcally-vetted databases.
Observe, Record and Upload
Join a community that creates and contributes useful data.