A Fabulous Menu of Citizen Science Projects for Thanksgiving

Dig into this serving of Thanksgiving projects with your friends and family!

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Darwin for a Day

While you’re waiting for the food to cook, explore the Galapagos with Darwin for a Day! Explore the Galapagos Islands through Google Street View and document its unique plants and animals. Data will be shared with the iNaturalist community, and the Charles Darwin Foundation, and will contribute to research of the Galapagos Islands. Get started!


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Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count

Help researchers take census of winter Monarch butterflies. Count Monarchs in colonies, during the mornings around Thanksgiving. Get started!


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Thanksgiving Day Western Bird Count

Help monitor winter bird populations in Western states. Count birds within a 15-foot area, anywhere in the Western states, for one hour on Thanksgiving Day. Get started!


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Ready for dessert? How about some Pi? Test your own number sense, or download this software and adapt it for your own research or educational purposes. Get started!


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Marine Debris Tracker

Walk off that big meal while improving the health of your local beach. This app will allow you to check in when you find trash on our coastlines and waterways. Get started!


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