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Goal Spy on nature, contribute to science!
Task Tag and upload your photos of nature.

Spy on nature, and contribute to science. Share photos and observations through SciSpy and you're contributing to research initiatives that rely on amateur participation. Created by Science Channel (Discovery), SciSpy enlists paticipants to document the natural world of their backyards, parks, cities, and towns. Photos and observation data are tagged and stamped with date, time and location information and will hopefully provide helpful information to track migrations, changes in the natural environment, seasonal trends and more.

How to Join

Download the free iPhone application and then take your iPhone outside to document wildlife or take pictures with your digital camera and upload them to You will need to register as a SciSpy Citizen Scientist using an email address, or login with your Facebook account.

Required Gear

Digital camera and computer or iPhone

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 the beach, On a walk, run
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags app
Project Updated 05/23/2018