The Library is excited to be a part of the Citizen Science network. Find out how your observations can help major research projects across the country!
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen Science (also called Community Science) is scientific research conducted by amateur scientists, usually as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.
Who can participate?
Anyone can be a citizen scientist! Kids, families, and individuals can all participate.
How do I participate?
Visit www.scistarter.org and create an account. Use the Project Finder tool to find a project in your area based on your hobbies and interests. Use your account to report your findings and upload data, and to get connected with other local projects.
Why is Citizen Science important?
The idea behind citizen science is that anyone, anywhere can participate in meaningful scientific research. The scale of Citizen Science can lead to discoveries a single professional scientist could never achieve on their own. And, it’s fun!
Citizen Science on NPR: Sharing what you see outside could help research. Here’s how to do that in 3 steps.
Citizen Science at the Library
Coming soon! Check out a Citizen Science Kit from the Library. Each kit contains everything you need to participate in one of three Citizen Science projects chosen for beginners!
Participate in the Stream Selfie project in honor of the 7 Rivers Festival. Link directly to the project here, or download the official handout from the Library here.
Citizen Science Kits
The Library has six kits in three subjects. Each kit can be checked out for 1 week with up to 2 renewals, and contains almost everything you need to participate in meaningful scientific research. They are user-friendly for beginners, adults and families. Visit the library for more information and to check one out for yourself!