Citizen Science Month is observed in April every year. If you’re at home with the family, this is a great opportunity to find a science project to do with them and learn something new. Even if you don’t have children, there are plenty of projects for adults which I even participate in myself!
Citizen science is described as scientific work conducted by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists. A common example of a citizen science project involves people collecting data and reporting results to a database monitored by professional scientists.
The Scistarter website is a fantastic resource to find a wide range of citizen science projects (over 3,000 listed) that you could do during this time. You can search based on age range, location, or topic of interest: https://scistarter.org/finder. They will also be posting their own updates and information for Citizen Science Month so you can find multiple projects throughout the month.
I’d like to cover two citizen science projects that are personal favorites of mine. I’ve used them for my own research and work on golf courses, and the great thing is you can still contribute at home. Both websites have tutorials on how to get started as well as helpful guides/resources so you don’t need any previous knowledge to get started!