Resources

Follow the links below for valuable resources old and new. Or print and share this list: Resources in PDF version.

Funding Opportunities

Corporation for National & Community Service

National Science Foundation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


"ANROSP provides a range of different approaches and experiences upon which a member program can draw. It prevents reinventing the wheel."

Interpretation and Environmental Education

American Museum of Natural History

National Association for Interpretation

North American Association for Environmental Education

No Child Left Inside

Project Learning Tree (curriculum on trees)

Project WILD! (curriculum on wildlife conservation)

Project Wet (curriculums on water conservation)

Conservation and Federal Agencies

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Bat Conservation International

Leave No Trace

National Wildlife Federation

Northern tallgrass prairie wildlife research center

Teaming with Wildlife

USDA Cooperative Extension Offices

United Nations Environment Program

University of MI

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. National Park Service

U.S. National Wild & Scenic Rivers

Xerces Society of Invertebrate Conservations

References for Naturalists

All About Birds (online bird field guide)

eNature Online Field Guide

Encyclopedia of Life

Explore Natural Communities

Fire Effects

LandScope America

NatureServe Explorer

Odonata Central (dragonflies and damselflies)

Peterson Field Guides online

USDA plants database

Waterfowl Identification

Citizen Science Organizations and Projects

General

Citizen Science Association 
A community of practice for the field of public participant in scientific research

Citizen Science Alliance 
A collaboration of scientists, software developers and educators who collectivity develop, manage and utilize internet-based citizen science projects in order to further science itself, and the public understanding of both science and of the scientific process

Citizen Science Central 
Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research…this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research. The site includes a new evaluation guide.

iNaturalist 
iNaturalist is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.

SciStarter
SciStarter is the place to find, join and contribute to science through recreation activities and citizen science research projects. The site includes a database of citizen science projects.

Birds

Birder.com 
Clearing house for birding information

Birds of Prey
Dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned raptors

Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Laboratory of OrnithologyThere are 16 focal species.

eBird
Global tools for birders, critical data for science

eNature
Bird calls

Hummingbirds at Home 
National Audubon SocietyThe project will help scientists understand how climate change, flowering patterns and feeding by people are impacting hummingbirds.

Journey North
A global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change

Nature Songs
Digital bird calls

North American Bird Phenology Program 
US Geological SurveyEnter data from old index cards into database.

Project Nest Watch 
Teaches people about bird breeding biology and engages them in collecting and submitting nest records.

Yard Map (Beta)
Cornell Lab of OrnithologyCultivating a richer understanding of bird habitats and improving the wildlife value of residential landscapes

Invertebrates

Butterflies and Moths of North America 
An ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data

Dragonfly Pond Watch 
A volunteer-based program to investigate the annual movements of two major migratory dragonfly species in North America

Lost Ladybug Project 
Cornell UniversityTake photos of ladybugs and send them in.

Migratory Dragonfly Partnership 
Observations from Canada, US and Mexico of migrating dragonflies

Project Bumble Bee 
Xerces Society

Your Wild Life 
University of North CarolinaHas several projects looking at the invertebrate and microbial life around us; check out: Arm-pit-palooza, Belly Button Biodiversity, School of Ants, Meet your Mites—and more!

Mammals

International Wolf Center
Advancing the survival of wolf populations through education

Phenology

Nature's Notebook 
Learn how to observe plant and animal phenology and sign-up to contribute new observations.

Plants

Project Budburst 
A network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change

The Great Sunflower Project 
Observe pollinators in your area

Water

Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring 
Applying knowledge to improve water quality

Weather

CoCoRaHSCommunity Collaborative Rain Hail Snow Network 
Volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nation

Precipitation Identification Near the Ground—PING 
NOAARecording winter precipitation and hail, to be compared to radar data

Project Noah 
Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife, and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

S’Cool Rover 
NASAObservers identify clouds that are then compared to satellite information.

Skywarn 
National Weather ServiceTrained volunteers report local severe weather.

Wildlife

SciSpy 
The Discovery ChannelUpload photos of wildlife/nature

Wildlife Watch 
Go out in nature, take pictures of wildlife and upload. Check out printable photo ID sheets.

WildObs—Wildlife Observations 
Download app, upload photos to Wildlife Watch from mobile devices.


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