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Citizen Science Projects

Project BudBurst
Project BudBurst is a national field campaign that engages participants in the collection of ecological data based on the timing of leafing, flowering and fruiting of plants. Scientists use the data to learn more about the responsiveness of individual plant species to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally.

Project FeederWatch (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
During November through April, participants have the opportunity to collect data about birds that visit feeders in backyards, nature centers, community areas. Scientists use the data to track the movement of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Project Noah
Project Noah is a tool that empowers students to explore and document wildlife. By encouraging students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, we encourage them to reconnect with nature and provide them with real opportunities to make a difference.

Rock Around the World
Mars scientists from Arizona State University’s (ASU) Mars Space Flight Facility are asking students from around the world to help them understand the red planet. Students send rock samples to ASU for analysis in the university’s Thermal Infrared Spectral Laboratory and the scientists will tell them what the rock is made of.