The Seward Park Environmental
& Audubon Center invites public audiences and local citizen
scientists to utilize our lab, equipment, and natural surroundings
to expand upon your own scientific interests as well as help
us with our ongoing research and monitoring. Please contact
us with your proposals and for more information about
Citizen Science opportunities.
Current Citizen Science Opportunities
Below is a sampling of scheduled Citizen
Science projects at Seward Park Environmental & Audubon
Center. Citizen Science encourages all people of all ages
and skill levels to participate. Please let us know if you’d
like to be involved!
- Microscopic Wonders of Lake Washington –
Let’s keep an eye on our Lake! Is that green gunk
harmful, harmless, or actually good for the Lake? Join us
in the Citizen Science lab as we explore the tiny plants
and animals that inhabit Lake Washington. Learn how to use
a microscope and identify common (and not-so-common) aquatic
micro-flora and fauna. Bring the whole family, and get involved
with your Lake! To view the program description, click here.
- Winter Waterbird Walks – Join Audubon staff
and local experts once a month from October to April as
we circumnavigate Seward Park and survey for wintering waterbirds.
Learn about avian ecology and identification techniques,
and help monitor trends in diversity, distribution, and
- Feathered “Fingerprints” – Want
to participate in Citizen Science, but can’t commit
to regular meetings? Then this is the project for you! Help
us create a DNA fingerprint database of all the bird species
in Seward Park. As you are walking around the Park, pick
up feathers and deliver them to the Audubon Center. Using
samples from these feathers and a gel electrophoresis kit,
we will learn which birds inhabit our area.