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Track meteoroids, report night sky visibility, or discover supernovas with and NASA Citizen Scientists opportunities.

The Citizen Weather Observing Program is a worldwide network with over 12,000 registrants providing real-time weather data to the US National Weather Service, and through their MADIS system made available to forecasters throughout the world.

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is the largest source of daily precipitation observations in the United States.  Volunteers report and map
map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).
World Water Monitoring Day is September 18, and throughout the year, building public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by asking you to conduct basic monitoring of local water bodies.

The MountainWatch Program enlists hikers to monitor and report the timing of alpine and mountain plant budding and flowering, and document air quality from mountain vistas. Mountain Watch plant observations will aid researchers in understanding how and by what magnitude the biota on the mountains are responding to observed changes in climate variables like temperature and snowmelt.

The Great Worldwide Star Count asks everyone to go outside the last week of October, look skyward after dark, note the stars they see in certain constellations, and report what they see online.

Great Lakes Worm Watch helps track the presence, absence and spread of exotic earthworms in the Great Lakes Region.  This site includes some great identification guides and other information about worms!