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
- Restoration Project – This project is run by Friends of the Black Run Preserve. We will be planting 1,550 native plants. Click here to learn more about this project.
- NestWatch Project – This project is run by Darlene Emers. Click here to learn more about this project.
- Cranberry Bog Survey – This project is run by Rebecca Klee and Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Assistant Professor at Monmouth University. Click here to learn more about this project.
Other Citizen Science Programs
- Fauna Populations
- Monarch Joint Venture
- FrogWatch USA
- The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Flora Populations
- Christmas Bird Count
- Aquatic Invertebrates
- Asteroid Discovery and Counting
- Light Pollution Monitoring
- Angler and Hunter Contributions
- Iceberg Counters
- Hundreds more programs…