Get Involved With Citizen Science!


What is Citizen Science?

Citizen Science projects use the power of the internet to connect people and let amateur enthusiasts all over the world participate in real scientific research! These projects can cover a wide range of subjects from marine biology to astronomy and are designed to be easy to dive in to, whether they involve observation (gathering data) or analysis (classification of existing data). PGMNH is partnered with several of these projects focused on local wildlife and we hope you'll consider getting involved too!


Citizen Science Day 2018

On April 14th from 10 AM to 3 PM Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will celebrate Citizen Science Day by kicking off a week long BioBlitz at two locations: Garland Ranch Regional Park and Asilomar Beach. A BioBlitz is a public study of local biodiversity powered by the iNaturalist mobile device application developed by the California Academy of Sciences. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your curiosity, a smart phone or digital camera, and tons of enthusiasm.

More information here.


Get Started!

Listed here are some of the Citizen Science projects we participate in, support or recommend:


Monterey County Monarch Counts

California Central Coast Black Oystercatcher Monitoring Project