Citizen Science Projects

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Promote scientific thinking


Citizen science happens when members of the public get involved in scientific research. UNH Extension supports citizen science volunteers in efforts that promote healthy ecosystems, improve scientific research, and promote scientific thinking among youth and adults.


Coastal Research Volunteers

We mobilize volunteers to collect data and learn about coastal issues.

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Lakes Lay Monitoring

Volunteers dedicated to the preservation and sound management of lakes through citizen-based monitoring and research.

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Nature Groupie

Go deep into the world of stewardship, citizen science, and volunteers.

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NH Big Trees

Volunteers work together measuring trees in their local area.

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NH BioBlitz

 A species scavenger hunt where volunteers record data on species in certain area in a short period of time.

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NH Rabbit Reports

Become a citizen scientist and help us learn about rabbits in New Hampshire.

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STEM Schoolyard Sites

Bringing Citizen Science to Schools Through Teacher-Volunteer Partnerships

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Articles

The innovative program partners volunteers with elementary school teachers to support students’ science investigations
The innovative program partners volunteers with elementary school teachers to support students’ science investigations Learn More
Take some time to reflect and give thanks on April 22, 2021—the 51st anniversary of Earth Day
Take some time to reflect and give thanks on April 22, 2021—the 51st anniversary of Earth Day Learn More
UNH Cooperative Extension will host a new 5-week online version of the NH Invasives Academy workshop between March 4 and April 8, 2021.
UNH Cooperative Extension will host a new 5-week online version of the NH Invasives Academy workshop between March 4 and April 8, 2021. Learn More

Resources

These instructions will help you get started using iNaturalist and entering observations as part of the 2021 NH BioBlitz happening on town-owned lands... Learn More
What is the 2021 NH BioBlitz?

In September 2021, UNH Extension is sponsoring a statewide BioBlitz to get community members outside expl... Learn More
What is the NH BioBlitz?

A BioBlitz is a species scavenger hunt where volunteers help find and record data on as many different wild li... Learn More
Pepperweed is a relatively new invasive plant to New Hampshire and Maine, though it is well established just to our south in Massachusetts. It is a th... Learn More
New Hampshie Regulations

New Hampshire law requires that anyone applying pesticides on property that they do not own, as part of their ... Learn More
Mechanical control strategies for managing terrestial invasive plants.

Mechanical control strategies for managing terrestial invasive p... Learn More