The CCNS Citizen Science Program is a way for seashore scientists to extend their capacity for monitoring and collect much-needed data on priority resource issues. Citizen science is also a way to engage the public by including them in active monitoring at the Seashore. For example, the Citizen Science Phenology Program utilizes a group of dedicated and well-trained volunteers to collect data over the course of many years. These data will serve to establish baselines and eventually trends in phenology for an array of species and events.
Example citizen science monitoring efforts include:
For more information or questions pertaining to the Citizen Science Program at CACO please contact:
Megan Tyrrell, Ph.D.