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.
Our community science projects invite you to actively contribute to the Museum's science research. By recording observations of wildlife, collecting samples, or transcribing handwritten records, you can unlock the potential of our collections and gather vital data for our scientists, helping them to better understand the natural world.
Anyone can take part - you don’t need special skills or training as we tell you everything you need to know to get involved. It’s a fun, free way to enjoy nature while doing a little bit of good in the world.
Thousands of people across the country take part in our crowdsourced science projects. Why not join in?
Nature Recording Hub
Discover how to record the wildlife in your urban environment, improving our understanding of UK habitats and how to protect and enhance them. Including collections of biological recording schemes run by other UK organisations and a month-by-month calendar of suggested activities.
Keep updated on our projects
If you want to know how our projects are progressing, or get alerts on new activities you can join, then please sign up to our Community Science team's newsletter.
Resources for practitioners
Our guides help groups and individuals to develop their own citizen science projects, as well as BioBlitz wildlife recording events: