Community Citizen Science

What is Community Citizen Science?

Citizen science allows curious people who care about their community and world to contribute to scientific research. In doing so, it also expands the reach that scientific research can have - professional scientists don't get everywhere!

Citizen science projects can be worked on at home, with friends or family, or out in nature, and can require a smartphone or less.

The Richmond Public Library has kits to help you participate! 

You can borrow a kit for Observing Pollinators, Exploring Biodiversity, or Zombee Hunting.

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What is SciStarter?

SciStarter is a partner of Arizona State University and has received funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Kits at the Library

Observing Pollinators - Check availability

Kit is designed for The Great Sunflower Project. Learn more.

Kit includes: 

  • Activity Guide
  • Binoculars
  • Stopwatch
  • California tree & wildflower guide
  • Bee observer cards
  • Community field journal
  • Data sheets

Exploring Biodiversity - Check availability

Kit is designed for iNaturalist. Learn more.

Kit includes: 

  • Activity Guide
  • Community field journal
  • Clip-on lens set for smartphones 
    • Kit does not include smartphone or camera.

Zombee Hunting - Check availability

Kit is designed for Zombee Watch. Learn more.

Kit includes: 

  • Activity Guide
  • Community field journal
  • Light trap
  • Specimen containers