Citizen Science


Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the MTU Citizen Science Project aims to create an avenue in which everyday citizens and professional researches alike can share and process information on a variety of topics. Currently we are working this summer (2014) to both design and implement the tools that will allow everyone to participate. This project is supported through the National Science Foundation's Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM) Program, Award # OCI- 1135523

Michigan Technological University is not responsible for the accuracy and reliability of data or content of unrelated information in the posted data as it is being collected and submitted by independent third parties.

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Lichen AQ

Monitor the marine west coast air quality by observing lichens.


Look into the watershed health around the Zona de Xalpala.


Find out about the conditions of selected Midwest Beaches.

Mushroom Mapper

Contribute to the collection of mushroom observations all over the country.


View Stream and Record Waterlevels.

Mobile Apps

Mega Crystals

Learn about the gealogical area by counting rocks

Thunder Bay

Find sunken treasure in Lake Superior.

Lichen AQ

Record the the marine west coast air quality.

We Want Scientists!

Our citizen science apps are motivated by scientists, natural resources managers, representatives of non-governmental organizations and similar individuals seeking innovative data collection methods. Refer to for a list of individuals who have worked with us to date. If you have an idea for using mobile apps for collecting data for your research or other endeavors, please contact Alex Mayer (