Citizen Science: What and Why?

Citizen science (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists.


  • Allows the public to engage in real science
  • Gets people outdoors and discovering new things
  • Provides invaluable data to scientists

Citizen Science Projects with Friends of the Black Run Preserve


Other Citizen Science Programs

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