Citizen Science

Help build our community knowledge of nature as you explore. These resources help you document what you find and share your observations with fellow naturalists, scientists, and conservation efforts.

iNaturalist enables you to document your observations of the natural world, identify finds with the help of a worldwide community of naturalists, and contribute to biodiversity science. Sign up today and start observing.

The City Nature Challenge is an urban, competitive, international bioblitz. Philadelphia will be competing for a third year in 2021 from April 30 to May 3. As we compete we deepen our knowledge of Philly biodiversity and connect more of us to nature. 

eBird helps you keep track of the birds you observe while contributing to avian biodiversity knowledge

PARS is a citizen science project seeking to document herpetological biodiversity in Pennsylvania. You can sign up with PARS to contribute observations or add observations to the PARS project on iNaturalist.