Citizen scientists are volunteer data collectors. They observe and record information about the natural world and contribute to a growing need for environmental data.
Visit the Citizen Science exhibit in the Water area at the Eco Experience this year to learn more. Enter a drawing to win a kayak, paddle, and life vest—all things an MPCA water monitoring volunteer needs to get started!
In Minnesota, there are dozens of programs that train and support thousands of citizen scientists. Citizen-collected data are regularly used in decision-making and conservation efforts. Find a program that excites you and join in.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Weather & seasons
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
University of Minnesota Extension