Citizen Science

Science helps us to understand the world around us by analyzing and reporting on data collected in the field. Everyday citizens can contribute to this process through citizen science. Read on to know more on how you can contribute to scientific work in our watersheds!

Pollinator surveys

As part of a project funded by the NB Environmental Trust Fund, we invite schools and individuals to partake in our Pollinator Survey program.

With the help of a double-sided half sheet of paper, note down the different species of pollinators you see with a vertical mark per individual species.

Following the classic method of putting the fifth bar through horizontally (see image for example), it makes for a quick way to measure the biodiversity present in your garden or natural habitat.

The pollinator species you’ll count are grouped by three categories : bees (bumblebees, honey bees, solitary bees, etc.), butterflies (including moths), and other pollinators (flies, hummingbirds, bee mimics, etc.).

This is also a great opportunity to educate yourself on the different kinds of animals that make our living ecosystems so diverse. Read up about insects on the Space for Life website to learn more about these fascinating creatures that never cease to amaze!

When you’re done, please fill in the form on the back of the sheet and send it to us via

Download the print versions below, for either a black and white or color printer.

iNaturalist in the Shepody Bay Watershed

Participating in science is at the tip of your fingers! iNaturalist is a free application that allows anyone to post pictures of plants, animals and other organisms that are geolocated (pinpointed) on the map. 

The uploaded photos help groups like the PWA science in many ways! with our monitoring, habitat remediation, invasive species, species at risk, and other work. Its plentiful The iNaturalist database is already used by countless many scientists to analyze and report on nature their observations in the field throughout the world.

Our iNaturalist region, the Shepody Bay Watershed, is featured here on the iNaturalist website. It automatically captures all the observations ever made in this region. Tens of thousands have already been made, but and you can help add ! to those! The more observations that are made, the better data we have to assist us in our work. Go to your app store today and download the iNaturalist application to get started.

Android app on Google Play    iPhone app in the Apple App Store

You can also search for Seek (by iNaturalist), which helps you identify the species before uploading.