Volunteers are needed throughout the United Kingdom to track how the presence and timing of flowering plants alter as climate changes. Choose trees near you and track the development of flowers beneath the treethroughout the season.
The Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico is home to many culturally and historically significant sites. Monitor and document any changes that occur at these sites, either due to natural causes or vandalism.
Collect data on the timing and development of flowers while hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. This information is used to track the effects of climate change and the health of mountain ecosystems. Plant guides are available to help hikers identify flowers. Read more about this project on the SciStarter Blog.
Connecticut is home to 12 different turtle species. Record turtle sightings (and locations) from your smartphone to help researchers better understand and protect these species. Read more about this project on the Scistarter Blog.
The island of Virginia Key, just of the Miami coast, was decimated by the dumping of waste from dredging nearby areas. Restoration is underway and researchers need your help evaluating environmental developments by monitoring bird species and vegetation growth.
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Arvind Suresh is science communicator and a former laboratory biologist, he has a Master’s degree in Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoys reading, teaching, talking and writing science. Connect with him on Twitter @suresh_arvind.