Care to kickstart a key study of coal trains? Monitor seabird health on the outer coast? Show journalists what you’re up to in the field? There are plenty of ways that students, staff and the public can get involved.


Invite a journalist into the field

Are you spending time in the field over the summer, and think your research might be of interest to journalists? Many reporters look for opportunities to get out and see your work as it happens on the ground. If your research sites have strong visual elements that might be of interest to a journalist, please be in touch to see if there are opportunities to get them into the field with you.

Contact us at coenvcom@uw.edu to explore.

Citizen science

Citizen science is also known as crowdsourced or networked science. It allows members of the public — even those without a background in science — to get involved in distributed observation. The quantity of data and the passion of our volunteers makes citizen science a viable option for data collection. Some of the largest citizen science projects in the world are hosted at the University of Washington. You can learn more and join the projects at their lab pages.

Washington Sea Grant

Weather

Rare plants

Seabirds

Other opportunities

At the College of the Environment, there are often ways to get involved beyond research while still supporting the College and our community. As opportunities become available, they will be posted here so you can find opportunities that are the right fit for your time and interests.