Community Science

From observation to understanding

Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum); Image: Adobe

Community Science is community-driven and community-led. From iNaturalist observations to bird counts, everyday people are partnering with scientists to better understand our world. That knowledge empowers us to take action on the issues that affect our lives.

Get Involved! CNPS Community Science for California Native Plants

Find Fire Followers

Find Fire Followers

Record what plants are rising from the ashes!

Amy Patten photographing plants; Image: Jose Esparza

Join a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

Join a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt

Maybe you’ll find a pot of gold(en larkspur).

Golden Larkspur (Delphinium luteum); Image: Vernon Smith

Interested in getting a community science project started in your area? Contact Community Science Coordinator Jose Esparza.

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When you support community science, you support people from all walks of life engaging in the natural world around them.