Ever wondered about a bird, bug or flower? Or do you already have a keen eye for nature?
Citizen scientists are ordinary community members who use their time and skills to improve our knowledge of the natural environment. You don’t need any prior experience to get involved.
You can become a citizen scientist in your day to day life by downloading an app and submitting your sitings. Or you can join one of many dedicated groups of keen volunteers who monitor changes in the local environment.
Canberra Nature Map
Snap a picture of a plant, animal or insect as you bushwalk around the ACT and contribute to this community biodiversity mapping site.Find out More
ACT Herpetological Association
Share your love of reptiles through public events such as "Snakes Alive", meet ups and newsletters.Find out More
Canberra Indian Myna Action Group
Locate and trap invasive Indian Myna birds living within the suburbs.Find out More
Canberra Ornithologists Group
Learn to identify birds by sight and by call in reserves, on rural properties and in your backyard and contribute to surveys across the region.Find out More
Report your sightings of feral cats, rabbits, pigs, toads and more!Find out More
Field Naturalists Association
Discover the region's plant and plant diversity through informative talks and field trips.Find out More
Friends of Grasslands
Survey and restore the plants which make up our local natural temperate grasslands, a nationally threatened ecological community.Find out More
Explore the wetlands and learn to identify local frogs by their calls to help track the health of ACT waterways.Find out More
Report sightings of freshwaters turtles in the ACT regionFind out More
Catch water bugs, take water samples, spot platypus and locate carp to monitor the health of the ACT's waterways.Find out More