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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week — Fall Monitoring

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Looking for a new project?  Fall is a great time to join a citizen science program, where you can share your own observations about nature with scientists.  Citizen science volunteers can collect far more data than science researchers can alone, playing an important role in scientific discovery!

Viewer Tip:  Make discoveries where you live.  Here are just a few projects you can participate in as a citizen scientist:

Learn more about citizen science and its impact in this infographic.

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(Sources: CoCoRaHS Program; World Water Monitoring Challenge; Journey North)