You don’t have to be a scientist to contribute to science. To protect the natural world, we need to know more about it, and we can do that through the help of citizen scientists who make observations and share data, thereby contributing to an important global record of biodiversity. Here are just a few projects led by the Museum researchers or industry peers in which you can participate.
Show your SoCal love by sharing photos with us and our visitors. Submit photos—old or new—that depict the natural world throughout southern California. They will become part of the Museum’s photo archive and may appear in the Digital Scrapbook within Coast to Cactus. Learn more.
The Atlas documents amphibians and reptiles from southern California and Baja California using Museum collection data and observations from citizen scientists. Upload your own photos and findings, which will be added to a database powered by iNaturalist. Learn more.
The Museum is working on a new study to determine the distribution and habitat use of the San Bernardino Flying Squirrel. Because this squirrel is currently only known to occur in the San Bernardino Mountains and is difficult to survey little is known of its biology or population trends. Learn more about the study and how to participate.