Citizen Science @ UMN

Welcome! The aim of Citizen Science @ UMN is to connect people to projects, resources, and each other! Serving as a homebase for the citizen science community within and beyond the University of Minnesota, this website provides resources for citizen scientists, science educators, and coordinators of citizen science programs.

What is Citizen Science?

Citizen science is scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions. It includes:

  • integration of explicit and tested protocols or workflows for collecting or processing data
  • vetting of data by professional scientists
  • specific measurable goals for public education, community building, and engagement

How can I get involved?

Use the Get Involved tab in the menu for a list of citizen science projects affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Or take a look at our News and Events page to see if there is an event that's right for you!