Community Science involves everyday individuals or groups volunteering to help scientists with their research, advance scientific knowledge, and solve real-world problems, particularly in the area of conservation.
Just about anyone can be a Community Scientist—no formal science background is necessary. All it takes is the interest in nature and conservation, a little bit of training, and the willingness to volunteer some time.
Community Science takes center stage at Audubon Center in Greenwich throughout the year. It is open to adults, high school students, and motivated younger children of all skill levels and is a great way to learn more about birds and other wildlife. Most importantly, Community Science contributes meaningful, real-time trend data to Audubon and research scientists on the health of birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. Community Scientist volunteers are an integral part of this effort.