Zooniverse Projects

 

 

"You don’t need any specialised background, training, or expertise to participate in any Zooniverse projects. We make it easy for anyone to contribute to real academic research, on their own computer, at their own convenience.

You’ll be able to study authentic objects of interest gathered by researchers, like images of faraway galaxies, historical records and diaries, or videos of animals in their natural habitats. By answering simple questions about them, you’ll help contribute to our understanding of our world, our history, our Universe, and more."

Zooniverse is an amazing platform whether you are looking to be involved for 30 minutes or 3 hours! The most rewarding part is knowing that your time is going to be used in real-time research and most projects have leaders who love to get in contact with the volunteers doing this work for them! Zooniverse is one of my favorite ways to spend a rainy-day and it never gets boring; below are some examples of wildlife projects that currently need help.

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Citizen science projects!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey North Monarch Watch:

 

Track monarchs on their migration routes to understand timing, habitat use and other factors that influence migratory success. Journey North provides opportunities to track and view a variety of migrations across North America. • Report sightings of monarchs (adults, eggs, and larvae) and milkweed during the spring and fall migrations as well as throughout the year. Online or app data!

Ebird Watch - The Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

 

Your sightings contribute to hundreds of conservation decisions and peer-reviewed papers, thousands of student projects, and help inform bird research worldwide.

Nature's Notebook -USA National Phenology Network:

Observe a wide range of plants, animals, and insects and have your data used nationwide. Set up an online notebook and contribute observations of anything you want to.

Wasp Watcher Volunteer:

Volunteers can choose to be a Scout or a Monitor or both.  Scouts search for new smoky winged beetle bandit sites.  Monitors conduct biosurveillance by watching wasp foraging behaviors and capturing beetle prey to survey for the presence of EAB.