10 Awesome Citizen Science Projects you can participate in TODAY

Hey kids! You do not have to wait until you are older to make a difference in this world. You can do it right now! See how you can participate in science experiments and data gathering to help real scientists answer some very important questions.

Here is a list of 10 amazing citizen science projects that need help from curious, passionate kid scientists like you. Click on the links of each project to learn more about how you can participate.

1. Bumble Bee Watch: Scientists need your pictures of bumblebees! Learn how to identify different bees for Bumble Bee Watch.
Website: http://www.bumblebeewatch.org
Available as App: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

2. Bird Spotters: Backyard bird watchers can help scientists track bird populations by observing and reporting on the birds that visit their feeders.
Website: http://feederwatch.org/
Available as App: No
Difficulty: Easy

3. Great Migrations: Track the magnificent migration of the monarch butterflies as they fly to and from Mexico each fall and spring. See your report on a real-time map and help scientists learn more about monarchs.
Website: www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/
Available as App: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

4. I See Change: Did this summer feel hotter than usual? Or did you have more crazy storms this year? Snap a picture and show NASA what you see. Your observations help scientists better understand how the climate is changing over time.
Website: https://www.iseechange.org/
Available as App: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

5. Tulip Garden: Help scientists track seasons and changes in climate by planting your own tulip test garden. When the tulips bloom, you can declare that spring has sprung in your part of the world!
Website: www.learner.org/jnorth/tulip/index.html
Available as App: Yes
Difficulty: Medium

6. Dragonfly Migration Watch: Do you love dragonflies? Monitor dragonflies in your local ponds, and make detailed observations that real scientists can use to study dragonfly migration.
Website: https://xerces.org/dragonfly-migration/pondwatch/
Available as App: No
Difficulty: Medium

7. Cloud Spotting: Look up, take pictures of the clouds above you, and tell NASA about it! Scientists compare your pictures with satellite images taken from above. This helps to make important observations about changing cloud and weather patterns over time.
Website: https://observer.globe.gov/
Available as App: Yes
Difficulty: Medium

8. Frog Sleuths: Calling all frog lovers! Join any one of the 146 Frog Watch chapters in 41 US states and contribute important data to frog research.
Website: www.aza.org/frogwatch-usa-chapter-list
Available as App: No
Difficulty: Medium

9. Galaxy Zoo: Help astronomers classify new galaxies according to their shapes. 
Website: www.galaxyzoo.org
Available as App: Yes
Difficulty: Medium

10. EarthEcho Water Challenge: Take action in your community by testing local bodies of water and sharing your results! You can help monitor and improve water quality in your community and worldwide.
Website: www.worldwatermonitoringday.org/
Available as App: No
Difficulty: Hard

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