Nancy Trautmann, Ph.D., Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Using eBird, anybody can submit bird observations from anywhere in the world. The website displays what birds are seen in your community, which ones migrate, and where to go to see species of interest. Our free Merlin app uses eBird data and 3 simple questions to help beginners identify birds.
Nette Pletcher, Association of Zoos and Aquariums
FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program that provides individuals with an opportunity to learn about wetlands in their communities. Citizens report data on the calls of local frogs and toads, that are entered and accessed using an innovative online data entry, mapping, and analysis platform.
Katie-Lyn Bunney and Sarah Weaver, Monarch Lab, University of MN-Twin Cities
Monarchs and their story of international migration attract a variety of citizen science undertakings throughout North America on their behalf. These initiatives make them the perfect fit to merge conservation and education with technology and nature.