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Project NOAH

Main Project Information
Goal Help scientists with ongoing research.
Task Document nature with your mobile phone.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Noah is a mobile phone app that allows nature lovers to document local wildlife and add their observations to a growing database for use by ongoing citizen-science projects.

Using the Noah mobile application, users take a photograph of an interesting organism, select the appropriate category, add descriptive tags, and click submit. The application captures the location details along with the submitted information and stores all of it in the species database for use by efforts such as Project Squirrel and the Lost Ladybug Project.

In addition, users can see what kinds of organisms are nearby by searching through a list or exploring a map of their area, all on a mobile phone.

Noah is all about discovering and documenting local wildlife. We work with research groups and organizations to help gather important data and we want you to help by logging recent spottings on your mobile phone. Missions can range from photographing specific frogs or flowers to tracking migrating birds or invasive species or logging the effects of the oil spill.

How to Join

Visit to sign in.
You can download and install the Project Noah app for free from the iPhone App store at

Once you’ve logged in from your phone, all of your spottings will be associated with your account.

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Required Gear

You will need an iPhone with the Project Noah application installed and the ability to connect the phone to the Internet.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night
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and Publications
Tags android, Android, app, App, iphone
Project Updated 05/23/2018