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Geological Society of America

Open the EarthTrek website



EarthTrek is a meta-scale citizen science program, that provides scientists with a system to manage participants in their projects. EarthTrek links scientists with the broader community for public participation in the collection of real scientific data. EarthTrek actively seeks and recruits participants, who can then choose to participate in any of a suite of citizen science projects, such as the Garlic Mustard Field Survey or the Gravestone Project. EarthTrek projects primarily focus on environmental issues in which community involvement is the key to understanding the real nature of the issue at a local, regional or even global scale.

EarthTrek also manages an award and point system to encourage repeat participation in projects, as well as a communication schedule to ensure participants are being kept informed of the progress and outcomes of their involvement.  EarthTrek is a great resource for scientists working with new and existing citizen science projects, helping them to broaden their participation base while saving them the extra burden of participant management.


Open the EarthTrek website



Topic - environmental science, earth science

Audience - individuals, community groups, school groups

Location - international

Goals - environmental data collecting, education, rewards



Gary Lewis, EarthTrek Director  email Gary 

720 201 8132


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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