Citizen science is an effective partnership between scientists and nonscientists that, when done well, offers benefits to the participants and beyond. Scientists can gain valuable data, analysis, and assistance in performing high-level procedures; community members can gain essential understanding of their environments and increased scientific literacy. Also, countless species and habitats benefit from the large-scale, collective efforts that citizen science makes possible.

Science Connected offers several free resources for anyone interested in learning more about citizen science and getting involved in projects.

Citizen science White Paper

Read the latest white paper from Science Connected– a study of citizen science as a tool for environmental conservation. This white paper is free, open-access, and peer-reviewed.

SciStarter Blog

Read about the latest citizen science projects and opportunities to get involved.

citizen Science Project Finder

This smart recommendation system is designed to help you find the right citizen science project for you. The system matches users with projects selected by other users with similar characteristics, based on their profiles and activities.