The wonder of community science, also called citizen science is that anyone can do it. Yes, even you. Below we list projects with relevance to Maui Nui. Some are truly local efforts. Others are efforts where participation will include Hawai’i in science on a global scale.
Hawaiian Islands (State Wide)
Pollinators in Paradise – Tracking sightings of pollinators in the Hawaiian Islands, with special interest in the endangered, endemic yellow-faced bees. https://www.facebook.com/Pollinators-in-Paradise-646022402466698/ and iNaturalist project here: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?project_id=28730
Island of Maui
Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary – An iNaturalist project that aggregates citizen scientist’s observations of wildlife in the sanctuary. https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/kanaha-pond-state-wildlife-sanctuary
Eyes of the Reef Hawai’i – A community reporting network for coral disease and bleaching; marine invasive species; crown-of-thorn seastars, fish diseases and other things of concern about the marine environment. This is your chance to help contribute to the long-term protection of our local reefs.https://eorhawaii.org