Citizen Science

Citizen science is scientific research where nonprofessional, volunteer scientists collect data. Citizen science not only contributes to significant research projects all around the state, but also has the great benefit of building a sense of stewardship between people and the environment. Citizen scientists increase professional scientists’ abilities to cover broad geographical areas in a shorter amount of time, therefore creating more meaningful datasets.

At the Discovery Center, we train people of all ages and abilities to conduct scientific research. You can learn to experience the world in new ways, explore new areas of the Northwoods, and even learn more about your own backyard.

Some of the projects Citizen Scientists are working on include:


  • Acoustic Bat Monitoring
  • Monarch Tagging
  • Frog and Toad Surveys


Monitoring Environmental Change


For more information on any of the projects, please contact us: 715-543-2085 or

Visit to sign up for a citizen science project today!

Our Location

14006 Discovery Lane in Manitowish Waters, about one mile north of the intersection of Highway 51 and County W, across from Rest Lake Park.

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