Citizen Science

Citizen science projects are intended to enhance scientific literacy of the participants and improve the overall stewardship of park resources. Park managers develop scientifically sound practices then train volunteers to use these techniques and collect information for resource related projects. These programs allow participants to experience the park while also helping to address important management questions.

Check out some of our past and current projects below.

Lily Lake  Phenology

Lily Lake Phenology

Become a citizen scientist today and collect data while walking around Lily Lake.

Two researches identify dragonfly larvae in the field.

Dragonfly Mercury Project

How much mercury is present in the water bodies of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)?

Citizen scientists monitoring forest changes

Monitoring change in Forest Composition

Forest structure and species composition are key vital signs that can help the park understand the overall ecosystem health.

Last updated: March 29, 2019