Get involved with citizen science
IntroductionIt'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
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