Aquatic Resources Education
Chesapeake and Coastal ServiceMD Department of Natural Resources580 Taylor Ave., E-2Annapolis, MD 21401410-260-8809Christine.Hintz@maryland.gov
"... projects in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions."
Community Science is a rapidly growing movement in which the general public collaborates with professional scientists to tackle current issues by gathering real-world data.
Monarch Butterfly, photo courtesy of Ralph Kimes, Jr.
This simple, online reporting project engages thousands of children and adults.
The benefits of engaging in community science can be seen on every level, from the local to the global. When individuals get involved scientists can literally have hands and eyes all over the planet. At the same time, making observations or collecting samples from one’s local environment connects that person with their own community, allowing them to be an active participant in monitoring and protecting the world around them.
Getting involved is easy! Click here to view the resources listed to find a project that is compatible with your interests and availability and then make contact!
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)