Green Tip

Become a citizen naturalist!  As a branch of “citizen science,” helping further science by assisting or conducting research as an amateur, a citizen naturalist assists conservationists in their regions to monitor wildlife and take on other observation-based tasks. Take a few minutes to assess your interests—birds, winter activities, lake or river navigation—then contact your local university, nonprofit, or cooperative extension office to offer your assistance. They’ll often provide training to get you started on a project of counting, analyzing, or making and recording other data they need for their work. Check it out, and discover even greater satisfaction in exploring the great and beautiful outdoors!