Citizen Science


Become a citizen scientist!

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.

In citizen science, people around the world use basic, scientific protocols to report observations of natural events. Thousands of participants, across the world, can contribute millions of observations every year, allowing scientists to ask questions they were never before able to answer. 

Are you interested in taking part? To help you, the Mojave Desert Land Trust has put together resources on how to become a citizen scientist.

From studying Joshua trees to light pollution to bird species and more, there are so many ways for you to put your passion for the earth to work! Join us and become a Citizen Scientist today!

Watch a special presentation by our Outreach & Public Engagement team that explains what citizen science is and how you can get involved.