Did you know you can contribute to scientific research without any special training?  You can become a Citizen Scientist!

There are many projects you can join.  Check out some of these opportunities to find one that interests you:

Participate in our Nature’s Calendar Phenology Project

Click here to explore ways you can become a phenologist!

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Contribute to the Northwoods Phenology Project on iNaturalist

  • Record observations of plants and animals, and view the observations of others.
  • Get professional help in identifying your photos.
  • Contact emily@cablemuseum.org or visit iNaturalist to get involved.
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Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Scour fields and feeders to count as many bird species as possible on this designated day.

Contact haley@cablemuseum.org to get involved.

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Annual Midwest Crane Count

Each April, over 2,000 volunteers participate in this annual survey of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes.  

Contact haley@cablemuseum.org to get involved.

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Nature’s Notebook

Track seasonal changes in plants and animals.

Visit Nature’s Notebook to get involved.

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Lost Ladybug Project

Find ‘em, photograph ‘em, and send ‘em

Contact emily@cablemuseum.org  or visit www.lostladybug.org to get involved.

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Project BudBurst

Pick a particular plant and track it through the year.

Visit budburst.org to get involved

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Wisconsin Bat Program

The Wisconsin Bat Program monitors and manages bat populations in the state.
Much of the data the program collects comes from citizen-scientists.

Visit their website to find out more.

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Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II

You can help survey all of the birds that nest in Wisconsin.

Contact emily@cablemuseum.org to get involved.

Examining worms!

Great Lakes Worm Watch

Did you know that earthworms aren’t native to Northern Wisconsin?

Contact emily@cablemuseum.org to get involved.

…and find even more opportunities to get involved with Citizen Science in Wisconsin at

Wisconsin Citizen-Based Monitoring Network