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Citizen Science

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Citizen Science Pioneers

Citizen science has grown exponentially in scope and popularity since our flagship citizen science initiative began 30 years ago. Since then, our programs have been recognized as models for others, and continue to provide opportunities for passionate individuals to get involved in scientific research. Discover how you can contribute to real research—no advanced degree required.

  • Calling Frog Survey


    The goal of the Calling Frog Survey is to establish survey routes, resulting in frog/toad abundance and distribution data.

  • Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network

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    The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network engages over 100 citizen scientists every year to monitor butterfly populations across Illinois.

  • Illinois Odonate Survey


    The Illinois Odonate Survey aims to gain a greater knowledge of the distribution and abundance of dragonfly and damselfly species.

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