Citizen Science for the Whole Family

According to National Geographic, citizen science is “the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. Through citizen science, people share and contribute to data monitoring and collection programs.” It’s also a great excuse to get outside and explore with a mission! You don’t need to be an expert to be a citizen scientist, just curious and ready to learn more about the world around you. Here are a few projects to check out:

Other Resources

  • Insect Field Guide- April 2015 – Photographic Guide to the Common Insects Observed in Madison County, IL, and Adjacent Environs including Prairies, Ponds, Streams, and Oak Hickory Climax Forest- Created by Patrick J. Dailey, PhD   
  •  Common Milkweed Survey 1976 – A Synopsis of the 1976 Survey of Insects Frequenting the Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio- Created by Patrick J. Dailey, PhD