Citizen science is the involvement of the general public in the collection of data for scientific research. Examples include collecting water samples, monitoring wildlife, and reporting invasive species. This data can then used to help inform conservation efforts to improve human and environmental health.
Extensive knowledge or time is not required to make meaningful contributions to environmental research. Many people participate in citizen science programs because they’re fun, educational, and provide a sense of purpose – people’s contributions are valued and can have real-world impacts.
Citizen Science Opportunities
Lake Partner Program
Ontario’s volunteer-based, water quality monitoring program.