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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.

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

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 here.

Beach Clean Swansea Bay 2022

Credit: Billy Barraclough

Are you up for the challenge?

There are lots of ways to take part in Citizen Science Month at the Marine Conservation Society and we’re challenging our supporters to take part in one citizen science activity this April.

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 attend one of our online training sessions
  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)

Get involved

We’ll be holding some online training sessions at the beginning of April and there'll be events to join around the country during Citizen Science Month.

Everyone is welcome to join any of these events, but you can also use our online resources and get stuck in on your own if you prefer. If you choose to go it alone, make sure to tell us what you find!

Georgie Bull diving - 32764 - Billy Barraclough

Credit: Billy Barraclough

What's happening where you are?

You did it!

Thank you for accepting 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 citizen scientists around the UK, your effort expands scientific knowledge and provides evidence which we can use to campaign for change to better protect our ocean.