It's easy to contribute to conservation research with these citizen science projects.

    Science Learning Hub

    The Science Learning Hub – Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao links New Zealand scientists with school students, teachers and community audiences. It has a great range of projects to get involved with, some of these include:

    The Great Kiwi Earthworm Survey

    Earthworms are useful indicators of soil health. This project aims to capture information on earthworm abundance and species distribution throughout New Zealand.

    Find out more on the AgResearch website


    This worldwide online citizen science project collates bird species, numbers, locations and times of sightings into a large database.

    Find out more on the eBird website

    Loss of the Night

    This is an international citizen science project aiming to quantify the illumination of the night sky caused by artificial light. 

    Find out more on the Science Learning Hub

    Litter Intelligence

    This project aims to create a grassroots solution to litter in New Zealand. A national litter database – a first in New Zealand – is being established to record not only litter but also to track trends

    Find out more on the Litter Intelligence website

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