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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
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Genetics of Taste Lab


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


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


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


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