Citizen science projects help scientists with research about our environment. Labs provide instructional tools for the public and a way for people to submit their data and observations. Projects can be quick, like watching 10-second videos of birds and reporting what you saw in a survey. Other projects involve self-guided training to learn how to identify species or life stages of birds, butterflies or other wildlife.
The site SciStarter offers 3,000 projects centered on the environment, nature and wildlife and lets you select by your location, age level, mobility and time commitment.