Last week I was privileged to be invited to speak at the Third Citizen Cyberscience Summit in London.
I'm lucky enough to be speaking on the first day, which is quite daunting considering that many of those in attendance are the people that inspired my interest in citizen science in the first place!
Geology rocks. With that out of the way, onwards to explore the surprising variety of citizen geo-science projects that you can get involved in.
Anyone who knows me or reads this blog, will probably know how much I hark on about the joys of science and adventure.
Science and adventure go hand in hand. In the same way that you don't need to fly to the other side of the world, climb mountains or row oceans to have an adventure. You don't need to lead an expedition to the depths of the unexplored amazon to do science.
You can help monitor phytoplankton in the worlds oceans by building a simple Secchi Disk and joining the Secchi Project.
I'll be the first to admit that it can be tough to persuade people to assess the health of trees or fish around in ponds for amphibians, but butterflies really sell themselves.
The biggest success so far for my Year of Citizen Science.
An intro to the International League of Conservation Photographers. You might not have heard of them, but you've probably seen some of their images.
Now entering its fourth year, the annual Plantlife wildflowers count survey is carried out by volunteers across the country.
Can crowdfunding usher in a new era of citizen powered conservation?
Spring finally seems to be on it's way and with it will come some of the UK's most exotic and exciting species.