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Projects - Climate Change

Arizona Science Center: Bark Beetles and Rainfall
Curriculum materials support teachers involving students in data analysis, investigating how rainfall and temperature relate to bark beetle outbreaks.
Bishop Museum: Makai Watch
Volunteers monitor the health of the coastal communities of Maunalua Bay.
Chabot Space & Science Center: Sword Ferns in the Redwood Ecosystem
Student volunteers investigate the effects of a changing climate on the sword fern.
Communicating Climate Change
Twelve science centers, across the United States, using citizen science to investigate local indicators of climate change.
EdVenture: Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program
Students and volunteers explore how butterfly populations are impacted by climate change.
Franklin Institute: eBird
Students in a service-learning program collect data for eBird, a national database of bird observations.
IceWatch USA
Juniper Pollen Project
Monitoring pollen release to support asthma and allergy alerts.
Maryland Science Center: Temperature Blast
Exploring climate change and the Urban Heat Island effect around Baltimore.
Mountain Watch
Museum of Discovery and Science: Sea Turtle Research
Volunteers in Fort Lauderdale monitor sea turtle nests for vulnerability to rising temperatures and sea levels.
Nature's Notebook
A national plant and animal phenology observation program.
New York Hall of Science: BudBurst
Individuals and families of all ages in Queens, New York, track the flowering and fruiting of plants through Project BudBurst
North American Bird Phenology Program
Ozone Garden
Students monitor the effects of ground-level ozone, and assess damage to plants, in this program from the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont.
Phenology Monitoring
Participants at the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont track phenology across several plots and contribute data to the National Phenology Network.
Project BudBurst
Project FeederWatch

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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