Become a Citizen Scientist

Spurwink Island Path

Gord Follett

Jan 2, 2014

Become a Citizen Scientist

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Are you a hiker that’s always wanted to be a scientist. Well here’s your chance. At you can become a part of a vibrant community of like-minded people posting information about sightings of wildlife within the province. NLNature is an online atlas of wildlife in Newfoundland and Labrador based on observations by residents and tourists. The site wants your information on sighting of plants, animals, and other things (e.g., interesting rocks, landmarks) in Newfoundland and Labrador. NLNature is part of an on-going research project at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration and Department of Biology. The sightings data is used to monitor local wildlife, inform conservation policy, protect endangered species, educate students and the broader community about local natural history as well as to develop innovative approaches to information modeling, information management and information systems development. Contributing to NLNature is easy, fun and valuable for science, so log on to and share your observations.