Make your mark on the world through citizen science.

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals call for action to address health, a clean Earth, sustainable energy, and more.

Below, we spotlight citizen science projects you can do to address five of the 17 Goals.

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The SciStarter Team

With Flu Near You, you can help prevent outbreaks of the flu by reporting your symptoms online.

Location: Global

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Use the free Marine Debris Tracker to document litter in and around oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams.

Location: Global

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AirCasting is a online platform and related air quality sensor you can use to monitor and share air quality data near you.

Location: Global

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Document sea level rise with MyCoast, a free app used by many local governments.

Location: United States

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TreeSnap, a free app and website, helps you locate and map specific trees scientists want to study to understand their resiliency.

Location: Global

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It’s free for educators to join Narrative Atlas, “an online community focused on global competencies, digital literacy, and reaching the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.”

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Check out SciStarter’s online and printable monthly calendar of events and holidays (like National Dog Day) linked to relevant citizen science projects.

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With thousands of projects listed on SciStarter, finding the right project, one that suits your needs and your interests, can be challenging. In this podcast episode, computer scientists describe ways they are addressing this through artificial intelligence.

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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 citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!

New on our syndicated blogs

Citizen science in Australia via Science Connected Magazine

Manatee Chat: Uncovering Manatee Secrets via Discover Magazine

Citizen Science Around the World via the SciStarter blog

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About the Author

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson is a Senior Program Director at SciStarter where she manages the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs and other programmatic and outreach efforts, including working with SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network, which encompasses the Science Connected, Discover Magazine and SciStarter platforms. She spends her day helping educators, library staff, community leaders and volunteers from all walks of life do real science. Caroline is a Master of Public Policy graduate from American University, where she was a Reilly Environmental Policy Scholar, and is a current PhD student at the University of Florida. She also works with the UF-VA Bioethics Unit, the Christensen Project, Florida Community Innovation and the Commission on Local Debates. She was the 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess representing the state of Florida and the grand prize scholarship winner at Miss Earth USA 2021 as Miss Louisiana Earth.