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Christmas Bird Count

Contribute to the science of bird conservation
In 15-mile circle, count every bird you see/hear in 1 day.
location pin Anywhere

Genetics of Taste Lab

Determine if fatty acids are the 6th Taste.
Enroll participants, prepare DNA and analyze taste genes.
location pin Colorado

Smithsonian's Neighborhood Nestwatch

Team with scientists to study backyard birds.
Capture, measure, and band backyard birds.
location pin Washington, DC


Create a living record of life on Earth.
Share your nature observations via this free app.
location pin Anywhere


learn about the wetlands, help conserve amphibians
Report the calls of local frogs and toads.
location pin Anywhere

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Participants deliberating about NASA’s Asteroid Initiative at the Museum of Science on November 15, 2014. Photo by David Rabkin, Museum ...

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