We couldn't fulfill our mission without a dedicated crew of volunteers. Some of our researchers rely on citizen scientists—volunteers who actively help out with research projects in the field or in the lab. Citizen Scientists work with researchers to investigate a wide range of topics including environmental archaeology, forest biodiversity, invasive species distributions, and water quality issues. They become partners in discovery, finding answers to new questions and getting an inside look at science in the real world. In return, the scientists are able to gather information on a much larger scale than would be possible on their own.
In the menu, you will find current opportunities for citizen scientists to get involved in SERC research. In addition to these ongoing projects, we also have lots of short-term projects. The best way to learn more about upcoming opportunities or events is to sign up for the citizen science mailing list.