Investigate. Share. Transform.
Neighborhood Science, sometimes called Citizen Science, is ordinary people of any age gathering scientific information locally and sharing it with the global scientific community.
DYI Science Kits
Mosquitoes are a problem! Contribute to the health of your community by finding and reporting mosquito larvae.
Our city lights up at night, which is not good for the environment. Help scientists study the effects of “light pollution” on the climate, animal migration, and more.
Scientists study clouds to understand the earth’s weather and climate. Satellites see only the tops of clouds, so scientists need you to tell them what the clouds look like from underneath.
A healthy ecosystem has lots of different kinds of plants and animals. Share photos and information about the species living in your community with scientists around the world.
Lots of different things affect water quality. Collect and share information on the pH, electrical conductivity, and temperature of nearby rivers, ponds, and tap water to help scientists understand how climate change and water quality are linked.
Are you an educator? Ask a librarian at a participating library how to bring these kits to your classroom.