Science, society and skills

A girl studying lichen as part of a citizen science survey

A community scientist studies lichen


We are inspiring a new generation of professional and amateur scientists through training, art and community science. 

Training species experts

Species identification experts are a rare breed, but the Museum has a plan to train new species specialists for the future.

Community science

Answering the big science questions around climate change and the diversity of life requires lots of data, and our researchers can't gather this alone. You can help.

Art and science at the Museum

Artists and scientists have been inspired by the natural world for centuries.