Citizen science is exactly what it sounds like. It is the collaboration between scientific researchers and citizens on scientific projects. For our projects, we are asking you to take hikes and let us know where you go and what you see. You can also submit trail camera photos to us! More info on volunteering can be found at Become a Volunteer.
By submitting hikes and photos, you are helping us to get a better idea of animal population distribution in the Pioneer Valley as well as how the animals are interacting with the urban population. The data YOU collect is being used to contribute to the community’s knowledge about the local animals! How cool!