• Two scientists on a glacier.

    Climate Change

Citizen Science

Students taking a close look at plant in Grand Canyon

Students on a field trip to Grand Canyon National Park take part in a project studying the effects of climate change on desert bighorn sheep.

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Enjoy science? Love the national parks? Want to see the parks in a new way? Get involved in citizen science! Citizen scientists assist specialists as they conduct scientific tasks, such as observations or measurements, and engage visitors or local communities in education efforts. Your participation as a citizen scientist helps parks to conduct research and develop management plans on how to adapt to climate change. Explore the citizen science projects below to get an idea of what's going on in parks and inquire at a park near you for opportunities in your area.

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  • North Cascades National Park

    Citizen Science at North Cascades

    Citizen scientists examine a water sample with an NPS scientist

    The NPS Citizen Science Program at North Cascades National Park introduces students to the relationships between science, local ecosystems, and climate change. The Cascades Climate Challenge (CCC) program brings youth from across the Pacific Northwest to the North Cascades, where they can witness firsthand the glaciers and their effects on surrounding ecosystems. Read more