Citizen Science

Citizen Science

What is Citizen Science?

From photographing bees to watching nesting birds, citizen science projects connect people in fun, family-friendly efforts to understand the environment and benefit wildlife.

Citizen science asks countless individuals to contribute their observations of a particular thing — birds, frogs, flowers and, more — to a central database, which trained scientists analyze. It infinitely extends the observational powers of trained scientists, allowing them to ask- and answer- questions about long-term and widespread changes in the environment that otherwise would be impossible to contemplate.
For individuals, it’s a chance to connect with the outside world in a real, meaningful, (and often very fun!) way.

Join us in one of our citizen science projects:

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Houston Arboretum Houston Arboretum Jungle Party Jungle Party Jungle Party Viburnum of sorts DSCN1755 Bullfrog DSCN1740 Damselfly DSCN1844 DSCN1753 swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) DSCN1761 Water Primrose (Ludwigia ssp.) DSCN1818 Turtles Turtles