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Get Involved with understanding and improving Scotland’s environment

You can help to collect the data and information that will improve our understanding of Scotland’s environment by taking part in one of the many ‘citizen science’ projects that are running in Scotland. For example you could record sightings of animals and plants, observe local weather patterns, or help to monitor the quality of the air, land and water in your local area.

Or you can get involved in ‘citizen action’ projects that help to improve our environment, such as removing litter from your local beach, making your garden more wildlife friendly, or promoting safe routes for walking and cycling to school or work.

Just click on the ‘Search Projects’ button to explore the wide range of projects on offer and find ones that you want to take part in.

If you are an organisation that runs citizen science or action projects, you can register a profile of your organisation and add details of projects that you want people to volunteer for.

You can also get help with setting up your own citizen science and action projects by using the interactive toolkit which contains good practice guidance, help for teachers and IT tools.