The idea of citizen science is a concept at the very heart of Discover Life in America. We deeply believe that people should know and care about the natural world, and the best way to learn is to go out into the field with scientists and experts.
Citizen scientists are all ages and come from every walk of life. Some have received formal training at some point, others are self-taught, others show up with nothing more than the desire to learn. They help scientists with many necessary tasks, ranging in complexity from equipment carrying to data entry to specimen collection to species identification.