If you’re participating in the City Nature Challenge you’ll be using iNaturalist to record your observations to count towards your city’s total! The App also uses Artificial Intelligence to help you identify what you’ve found!
Did you know that cities are sometimes referred to as urban heat islands? They can be hotter that surrounding suburban or rural areas. How does climate and weather affect your surroundings? Recording your local environmental flooding and heat observations helps NASA track climate change.
Record the images of signs you pass every day for Lingscape. This will help document and analyze the linguistic landscape around the world to record public writing and how language in the public space changes over time.
Did you know that your phone contains a highly sensitive scientific instrument? Inside is something called a magnetometer, and researchers with the project CrowdMag are using those digital magnetometers to detect changes in the earth’s magnetic field!
Take a look up and make some cloud observations! Satellites can only see clouds from above, so your observations will be compared to satellite images so that clouds can be observed from both above and below!
Are you starting to see (or feel) mosquitoes yet? Report whenever you encounter biting mosquitoes to help scientists at North Carolina State University track where biting mosquitoes are in real time, and you learn something along the way!
Have you ever wanted to learn what kind of bird you’re hearing or seeing outside your window? This project gives you a list of birds that you should be able to find in your area and you report if they are present or not! Data can be collected in urban, suburban and rural areas.
Whether you’re hearing cheers or just noise from being in the city, this project will give you perspective. By measuring your local sound levels it will tell you if you live in a noisy or a quiet location compared to other participants!
Have you ever wondered what the air quality is like in the places where you spend your day? Measure air quality and other factors using this palm-sized air quality monitor!
Whether we realize it or not, even when we are in a city, we are surrounded by an urban forest. Take a look around and make note of the canopy and contribute to the OpenTreeMap!
Discover more citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!