Citizen Science Toolkit

Citizen science projects yield a variety of benefits. They can be rewarding for participants, foster community engagement and be an effective tool to collect valuable data.

Children looking at a bird nesting box at Warrumbungle National Park, Burbie Canyon trackCoordinating and managing a citizen science project can be challenging. Early preparation is key to developing a successful and sustainable project.

This toolkit has been developed to help in the design, delivery and ongoing running of citizen science projects. It contains useful insights and considerations aimed to guide users to establish and maintain a project. This includes:

  • possible methods and tools to collect data
  • ways to connect with participants
  • a template to help plan core elements of a project.

To start off, we recommend checking out the boxes below to get a broader idea of citizen science projects. They will provide a useful insight into citizen science protocols and lessons learnt.