Celebrating Citizen Science Month

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Find out how we're celebrating Citizen Science Month this April and how you can get involved.

Small actions can have a big impact. If you’re looking for flexible, volunteering opportunities that will make a difference but that don’t take a lot of time, then citizen science activities are the perfect way to help.

Citizen science helps to grow our knowledge of the underwater world and allows anyone, anywhere to get involved in scientific research that brings about real change.

By communities taking part in simple activities, our citizen science projects provide vital data that helps us learn more about the ocean. Whether you live by the coast or inland, you can get involved in collecting evidence to better protect our seas. Find out more about the power of citizen science below.

Big Seaweed Search

Credit: Billy Barraclough

Are you up for the challenge?

To celebrate citizen science month, we’re challenging you to take part in one citizen science activity this April. There are lots of ways to take part at the Marine Conservation Society.

What do I need to do?

  1. Choose which of our activities you’d like to get involved in
  2. Find out what you need to do by reading our webpages or watching one of our online training videos
  3. The fun bit - head outside and take part!
  4. Share your pictures with us on social media @mcsuk
  5. Print off your certificate (at the bottom of this page)
Beach Clean Swansea Bay 2022

Credit: Billy Barraclough

Staff led activities throughout April

You did it!

Thank you for taking part in our Citizen Science Month challenge – you're now a citizen scientist!

You’ve done something amazing for our ocean and contributed to scientific research that will create real change. Together with volunteers around the UK, your effort expands scientific knowledge and provides evidence which we can use to campaign for change to better protect our ocean.

Now that you know how easy it is to get involved, why not try another activity? You can take part in any of our volunteering activities all year round.