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Citizen Science

Part of Green Health Week

Citizen science is a way for everyone to get involved with scientific research!

Taking part is a great way to learn more about how research is conducted, help expand scientific knowledge, and make a difference in your local environment.

UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme
Part of the UK Pollinator Monitoring Scheme, this survey aims to assess changes in insect pollinator populations across the UK. To take part just spend 10 minutes counting the total number of insects that visit a flower!
Nature’s Calendar
Record the signs of changing seasons with Nature’s Calendar, a project aiming to track the effects of climate change on wildlife. Pick some species and a location you would like to record, then upload your observations!
Scottish Squirrel
Spotted a squirrel? Scottish Squirrels want to know about it! This easy to fill in form allows you to upload any sightings, helping to track squirrels across Scotland.
Urban Flora of Scotland
One for the serious plant lovers! The Urban Flora of Scotland project is looking to record plant life in towns and cities, creating a database of wild plants.
Got a spare 10 minutes? Zooniverse lists a whole range of international projects that you can get involved with from home. This could be exploring galaxies with ‘Galaxy Zoo’, spotting animals in pictures for the ‘Iberian Camera Trap Project’ or keeping an eye out for pollinators with the African ‘Buzzy Bee’ project.

This page is part of the Green Health Week information.

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