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Citizen Science Events Citizen Science Events

Attend one of our Citizen Science events and become a citizen researcher or scientist.
Attend one of our Citizen Science events and become a citizen researcher or scientist.
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NEEF & Citizen Science NEEF & Citizen Science

The National Environmental Education Foundation gives everyone a chance to get involved in citizen science. Read more!
The National Environmental Education Foundation gives everyone a chance to get involved in citizen science. Read more!
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Read All About It: Citizen Science Read All About It: Citizen Science

These books will explain how you can take part in real scientific discoveries.
These books will explain how you can take part in real scientific discoveries.
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Plan Your Own Citizen Science Project Plan Your Own Citizen Science Project

This tool kit shows five basic steps for planning, designing, and carrying out a citizen science project. Get started today!
This tool kit shows five basic steps for planning, designing, and carrying out a citizen science project. Get started today!
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SciStarter Project Finder SciStarter Project Finder

Find, join, and contribute to more than 2700 searchable citizen science projects through SciStarter.
Find, join, and contribute to more than 2700 searchable citizen science projects through SciStarter.
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Become a Virginia Master Naturalist Become a Virginia Master Naturalist

Get basic citizen science and research skills through the VA Master Naturalist volunteer program.
Get basic citizen science and research skills through the VA Master Naturalist volunteer program.
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Contribute to Bird Sightings Contribute to Bird Sightings

Keep track of the birds you see and contribute to the Cornell Ornithology program.
Keep track of the birds you see and contribute to the Cornell Ornithology program.
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Become a Citizen Biodiversity Scientist Become a Citizen Biodiversity Scientist

Explore and share your observations with the wildlife world through the iNaturalist app.
Explore and share your observations with the wildlife world through the iNaturalist app.
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Become a Citizen Earth Scientist Become a Citizen Earth Scientist

Make weather and changing climate observations about the Earth around you with the Globe Observer app.
Make weather and changing climate observations about the Earth around you with the Globe Observer app.
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CRRL Picks: Discoveries in Science CRRL Picks: Discoveries in Science

recommended by CRRLAdults
Check out these books on historical scientific discoveries, as well as discoveries that await to be found - maybe by you!
Check out these books on historical scientific discoveries, as well as discoveries that await to be found - maybe by you!
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CRRL Picks: DIY Science Projects CRRL Picks: DIY Science Projects

recommended by CRRLAdults
Do-it-yourself science projects that you and the whole family can enjoy together!
Do-it-yourself science projects that you and the whole family can enjoy together!
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CRRL Picks: Astronomy for Everybody CRRL Picks: Astronomy for Everybody

recommended by CRRLAdults
We can reach the stars - with our eyes, our minds, and our spirits. Let these materials guide you to an enlightening pastime.
We can reach the stars - with our eyes, our minds, and our spirits. Let these materials guide you to an enlightening pastime.
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