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#CrowdCloudLIVE After each episode's WORLD premiere in April, show host, producer, and people seen on the show participated in post-premiere roundtable discussions. Viewers like you listened in, asked questions, and were able to dive deeper into the power of Citizen Science.

Watch the recorded Facebook Live events now. Discover more about how Citizen Science is revolutionizing the ways we gather, analyze, and utilize the data that fuels scientific research, discovery, and community action.

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Help scientists better understand seasonal change by observing changes in plants.

Spending time outside is always good for you, now you can return the favor! Project BudBurst is a national network of citizen scientists monitoring plants as the seasons change. The idea is to create community engagement in an effort to improve public understanding of how plants respond to changes in climate locally, regionally and nationally. When you share your observations, they become part of an large-scale ecological record. Volunteers make careful observations of the timing of leaf-out, flowering, and the fruiting phases of plants throughout the year. These are called “phenophases,” and all seasonal observations are valuable to researchers. Scientists and educators use the data to learn more about how plant species respond to changes in climate.

Project BudBurst began in 2007, and since then, tens of thousands of people from all U.S. states have participated. It’s open to people of all ages and abilities, and best of all, it's free to participate! Project BudBurst partners with local and national organizations such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, National Geographic, the Arbor Day Foundation, the US Forest Service, and more.