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Citizen Science

Want to explore the outdoors? Become a citizen scientist! You’ll learn how to observe, monitor, and inventory local habitats. The data you collect on Citizen Science trips will help scientists make decisions that determine a healthy future for local wildlife.

Check out our programs, then fill out the form below to sign up.

Man doing nature-mapping in forest
NatureMapping
Data collection and monitoring

NatureMapping is your chance to become a citizen scientist: to observe, monitor and inventory your local habitats and use that information to make real change. The data you collect can be used by scientists on state and local levels to help make decisions that create a healthy future for fish and wildlife.

NatureMapping Field Trips are free, with no experience needed. Do come dressed for the weather, and for walking in a wet environment on uneven surfaces. All field trips are 9 am to noon.

2018 dates coming soon!

Child and staff member doing trail work.
Stewardship Days
Caring for our park

Join Northwest Trek staff for a morning of native planting, trail work or other stewardship activities to help maintain the park’s native beauty.

All activities run from 9 am to noon.

2018 work dates coming soon!

salamander egg mass in hand
Amphibian Egg Mass Survey
Find frog eggs

Get out and enjoy the natural world while contributing to a real conservation project! You’ll be trained with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife protocols and learn to identify the egg masses of 8 different species of amphibians. Trained volunteers will receive access to monitoring tools, including waders, digital cameras, and GPS units to monitor for the presence of egg masses monthly from February to August.

2018 training dates:
9 am-12 pm February 10 (classroom Рrequired), March 10 (field Рoptional).

Oregon spotted frog in hand
FrogWatch USA
ID frog and toad calls

Quick – what frog is this? And what does it sound like? Join FrogWatch and find out.
FrogWatch USA is a national citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that teaches volunteers to identify local frog and toad species by their calls during the breeding season, and how to report their findings accurately. Volunteers collect data during evenings from February through August. This data is analyzed to help develop practical strategies for frog and toad conservation.

2018 training dates coming soon!

Learn More about Citizen Science!