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
Odonata Central (dragonflies and damselflies)
Peterson Field Guides online
USDA plants database
Citizen Science Organizations and Projects
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 is a place where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.
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.
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 Ornithology—There are 16 focal species.
Global tools for birders, critical data for science
Hummingbirds at Home
National Audubon Society—The project will help scientists understand how climate change, flowering patterns and feeding by people are impacting hummingbirds.
A global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change
Digital bird calls
North American Bird Phenology Program
US Geological Survey—Enter 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 Ornithology—Cultivating a richer understanding of bird habitats and improving the wildlife value of residential landscapes
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 University—Take photos of ladybugs and send them in.
Migratory Dragonfly Partnership
Observations from Canada, US and Mexico of migrating dragonflies
Project Bumble Bee
Your Wild Life
University of North Carolina—Has 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!
International Wolf Center
Advancing the survival of wolf populations through education
Learn how to observe plant and animal phenology and sign-up to contribute new observations.
A network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change
The Great Sunflower Project
Observe pollinators in your area
Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring
Applying knowledge to improve water quality
CoCoRaHS—Community Collaborative Rain Hail Snow Network
Volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nation
Precipitation Identification Near the Ground—PING
NOAA—Recording winter precipitation and hail, to be compared to radar data
Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife, and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.
NASA—Observers identify clouds that are then compared to satellite information.
National Weather Service—Trained volunteers report local severe weather.
The Discovery Channel—Upload photos of wildlife/nature
Go out in nature, take pictures of wildlife and upload. Check out printable photo ID sheets.
Download app, upload photos to Wildlife Watch from mobile devices.