Posts Tagged: citizen science

The Power of BIG Data »

Citizen Science Boosts Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Conservation Happy Citizen Science Day! In celebration of tomorrow’s annual event celebrating citizen science, also known as community science, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the dedicated volunteers who work with Defenders gather data that helps save species. Alaska Director Karla Dutton is partnering with dozens of organizations… Read more »

Citizen Science Superheroes find Wolverine(s) »

What a year! With more than 140 volunteers tallying well over 2,000 volunteer hours, we gathered more than 12,000 photos of wildlife in the mountains and creek bottoms of the Bitterroot National Forest, south of Missoula. We found 20 different species, including some of the ones we were most eager to see!

Fisher, © Michael Nichols / National Geographic Stock

Fishing for Answers with Citizen Science »

Fishers are mysterious creatures – scientists still aren’t sure just how many of them live in the U.S., and this lack of data means the fisher can’t qualify for the protection it needs. So how does one go about getting data for an elusive animal? That’s where citizen science comes in.