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IceWatch USA

Main Project Information
Presented By Nature Abounds
Goal Engage citizens in helping scientists study climate change
Task Observe and report on wildlife and winter precipitation

As an IceWatch USA™ volunteer, you observe a water body in your area over the winter, and report on weather (snow, precipitation, ice cover, as well as wildlife activity. In as little as ten minutes, your observations help scientists analyze climate change and other environmental factors as well as how people can adapt to those changes. The IceWatching season begins every year on the day of fall and ends with your last ice coverage and/or last snowfall.

How to Join

To volunteer with IceWatch USA, complete a Volunteer Application at:

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a "Welcome to IceWatch USA" email with instructions to get started.

Social Media
Required Gear

Pen or pencil, IceWatching forms, camera, and computer access

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At school
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags climate change, delaware, ice, new jersey, pennsylvania, philadelphia, snow, volunteer, winter
Project Updated 05/23/2018