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Citizen Science in Salt Lake City with NHMU
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Citizen Science in Salt Lake City with NHMU
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Citizen Science in Salt Lake City with NHMU
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Citizen Science in Salt Lake City with NHMU
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Citizen Science in Salt Lake City with NHMU
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Citizen Science in Salt Lake City with NHMU
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Citizen Science in Salt Lake City with NHMU
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Citizen Science

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You don’t need to be a scientist to participate in science. Throughout history, important discoveries about the natural world have been made by citizen scientists—like you—with a keen eye for observation and a passion for nature.

April is Global Citizen Science Month!

To celebrate, we have fun projects and new resources debuting all month long!

Featured global events with local impact:

  • WeDigBio April 8-11, 2021 – Have you transcribed any digital NHMU records yet? WeDigBio is a great time to get started!
  • City Nature Challenge April 30-May 3, 2021 – Showcase Utah's unique biodiversity, it's as easy as taking a photo!

Thanks to the wonderful communities throughout Utah and around the globe contributing to NHMU as Citizen Scientists, we are celebrating some exciting NHMU Citizen Science achievements for 2020:

  • Over 14,600 iNaturalist observations made in NHMU projects
  • 400% increase in participants contributing to digital transcription
  • Inaugural Squirrel Fest expanded Fox Squirrel research, leading to 550 (and counting!) detailed squirrel observations in Northern Utah. 
  • The Western Firefly Project confirmed new populations of fireflies in Woming (in addition to known populations in UT, ID, NV and CO)

Where will 2021 take us? Join one of the NHMU’s citizen science projects dedicated to exploring and recording Utah’s biodiversity. Check out project details below. We can’t do it without you!

Read more about citizen science on NHMU's blog

For more information about citizen science at NHMU, please contact NHMU Citizen Science Coordinator, Ellen Eiriksson.

We need your help! Scroll down to see active Citizen Science projects at NHMU, and how you can get involved. 

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Citizen Science

Do you have a keen sense of observation and a curiosity about the world around you? Become a citizen scientist! Join a Museum Citizen Science Coordinator to learn more about citizen science projects and how you can contribute to NHMU’s ongoing and active research projects.

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NHMU Citizen Science Projects