Kids analyze and record data Photo credit: Kelley Thayer
Kids analyze and record data
Photo credit: Kelley Thayer


Get Community Certified
The National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife Program helps people restore habitat and wildlife populations to our cities, towns and neighborhoods. Since 1973, the program has been educating and empowering people turn their own small piece of the Earth–their yards and gardens–into thriving habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. In doing so, the Garden for Wildlife program helps wildlife and gives people a daily connection to the natural world, literally right outside their door.

Monarch butterfly Photo credit: The Xerces Society
Monarch butterfly
Photo credit: The Xerces Society


National Geographic Citizen Science Project
Get ideas for how you can participate in citizen science projects where volunteers and scientists work together to answer real-world questions and gather data. Check out two of National Geographic’s preeminent citizen science projects: the Great Nature Project and FieldScope.

Global youth-led community action program
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place.

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The Citizen Science Association (CSA)  
CSA supports excellence across the field of citizen science by networking practitioners and advancing evidence-based practices. The aim to build connections across communities of geography as well as communities of interest.

Protect the vertebrate life that sustains us
Here you will find a number of projects that let you contribute directly to the science of invertebrate conservation.