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Neighborhood Science

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Harness the power of science for your neighborhood.

Neighborhood Science, more commonly known as Citizen Science or Crowd-Sourced Science, is ordinary people of any age gathering scientific information locally and sharing it with the global scientific community.

Get involved and join us for these programs to begin your journey as a Neighborhood Scientist.

Check out these kits to conduct observations in your own home or neighborhood, at your own pace.

Use these simplified data collection forms to contribute your observation data anonymously. No login or registration required.

Collaborate with scientists around the world in these real scientific projects to accelerate research on finding effective treatments for COVID-19.

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Fun science projects you can do to help save the world while staying at home or out exploring your neighborhood.

Games you can play to learn about pressing global issues. Some games help contribute to and monitor these important global issues.

Explore these citizen and neighborhood science research project platforms to find more fun and meaningful scientific research to help build a resilient and sustainable community anywhere around the world.

Curious about Neighborhood Science and want to read more? Check out our booklists for children, teens, and adults! These are a great starting point for finding your next read.