Citizen science is a contemporary branch of research that does what it says on the tin

Citizens (no matter your level of expertise) get involved in science (partnering with professional researchers to answer questions about the world). With Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) you can take part in national surveys to monitor soil, water and air quality, track invasive species distribution, or record the impact that your habitat changes are having on populations under threat.  
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