Are you curious about citizen and community science? Or heard of something called participatory science? New Hampshire Sea Grant is partnering with Nature Groupie and the University of New Hampshire to offer a variety of education opportunities to help share knowledge, expertise, best practices and hands-on assistance in choosing and using citizen and community science. Check out these 3 new ways to engage in this exciting field to help connect people and science in rigorous, fun and innovative ways!

several people stand on a rocky shore in front of the ocean with a view of Acadia National Park as they look through binoculars

Hands-on Citizen Science Workshop

March 4-6, 2024 | Greenfield, NH | free with application | PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is partnering with the Association for Advancing Participatory Sciences (formerly the Citizen Science Association) and UNH Cooperative Extension to offer a free, multi-day, hands-on workshop for designing or refining your own citizen or community science (also called participatory science) project. Learn from experts and each other as you apply principles of good design and walk away with an actionable framework for your citizen science project, new skills, and a network of practitioners to help you in the future. Workshop participants should apply as teams of 2-5 people with a shared interest in conducting a citizen science project in their park, national forest, community, tribal community or land trust. Participants will experience a collegial, supportive workshop setting with overnight lodging, community meals and scenic beauty at the Barbara C. Harris Conference Center in Greenfield, NH.



Wells Costello holds a fish measuring board in front of children learning to measure eels

Deep Dive: Fundamentals of Citizen and Community Science Course

Thursdays, 2:10 - 5 p.m. | January 25 - May 9, 2024 | UNH Campus, Durham, NH

Interested in taking a deep-dive into the fundamentals of the field of citizen and community science? Members of the public can sign up for "Fundamentals of Citizen and Community Science" at the University of New Hampshire during the Spring 2024 semester. Taught by UNH Extension Specialists Dr. Alyson Eberhardt and Malin Clyde, the course introduces the emerging field of citizen science, including community science, exploring theories and applications in natural, physical, and social science fields. Course participants will develop competencies related to project design and implementation. The course will focus on best practices for effective projects and partnerships and include topics such as volunteer engagement, methods for data sharing, and issues of social justice in citizen science. Offered in-person Thursdays, 2:10 - 5:00pm, January 25 - May 9 at the UNH campus in Durham, NH. Cost for 3 graduate credits: $1,650 (NH residents), $1,815 (non-resident). Pre-requisite is an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Course credit can be applied towards a Graduate Certificate in Citizen and Community Science at UNH. Questions? Contact Malin Clyde at




a collage of images of various volunteers conducting community science

Coming Soon: Citizen Science Project Design (online)

fall 2024 | online course via UNH Extension | Professional Development

Is citizen (or participatory) science part of your professional of volunteer job? Or might it be? UNH Extension will offer a 6-8 week non-credit online course in Fall 2024 aimed at those looking for a convenient way to learn new skills and apply them to a project of your choice. The course will be 100% online, with weekly learning modules you can complete on your own schedule. It will be instructor-led, with opportunities for online engagement with faculty and other participants. Interested? Click below to be added to our list of interested participants. You'll receive email communication as registration materials are available, including a special opportunity to help pilot the course (for a reduced fee) in Summer 2024.