What is it? Citizen science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. Here at the Kalamazoo Nature Center we offer a wide variety of scientific projects that volunteers can become involved in. We welcome groups and individuals of all ages and experience levels to join us in our conservation efforts. Becoming a citizen scientist is a great way to contribute to valuable research, learn about our environment, and connect with our natural communities!
How do I get involved? Join our team of dedicated citizen scientists by first filling out a volunteer registration with your skills, interests, and weekly availability so we can match you with a project that is the best fit for you.
Registration is open for the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program!
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program is a leadership training program in which volunteers gain the expertise necessary to help restore and sustain healthy ecosystems throughout Michigan. Field-based, classroom, and online sessions offer hands on learning opportunities focused on ecological foundations, natural resources decision-making, forests, grasslands, wetlands, lakes, and streams. Provided professional level instruction on how to make land management choices our local lands by Michigan State University Extension (MSUE), Michigan Natural Features Inventory, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Program Details: The Kalamazoo Program will be held concurrently with Oakland and St. Clair Counties. Learn more here and register!