Record a bird, a plant or an insect sighting. Join other committed citizen scientists while visiting Parks Canada. Everyone's small acts of conservation make a big difference. You’ll create all kinds of connections with people and nature!
Record your own nature observations
Use the iNaturalist.ca mobile app to capture your observations of plants or animals. It’s nature at your fingertips—anytime, anywhere! Work with experts, other park visitors or on your own. Every observation contributes to our knowledge of biodiversity.
See what cool observations have been made in one of your favourite Parks Canada places: Parks Canada on iNaturalist
Protect the beaches with Coastie
Coastie is a simple and easy way for Canadians to better protect coastlines. The Coastie initiative uses photos that you take at participating sites across the country to help scientists monitor coastal change over time. It's easy! By taking a Coastie, you participate in community science.
Beat plastic pollution
Lead your own shoreline cleanup. Any day of the week, spring to fall, you can participate in the activity Team up and clean up the shore.
Gather your friends and family, pick up a shoreline cleanup kit at a participating location and head for the shore. As you take in the beautiful view, collect plastic waste and litter, and record what you find. By doing so, you become a citizen scientist! The information will help Parks Canada identify sources of litter and stop them.
Other citizen science activities
Citizen science portal
The Government of Canada’s Citizen Science Portal lists citizen science projects happening all across Canada.
Join the #ScienceAroundMe conversation on Twitter
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