Are you are a creative spirit who loves traveling with a purpose and being in the outdoors? Are you concerned about environmental trends and want to do something about it?

Get your hands dirty by participating in citizen science. Help raise awareness by sharing stories about nature, conservation, and sustainable development efforts through photography and writing.

We’re building a list of citizen science opportunities near and far, short and long-term specifically focused on conservation in the world’s 35 Biodiversity Hotspots.

Contact us at if you would like to add your non-profit organization’s Citizen Science program to our list. If you would like to contribute an article or a photo essay for TUE, see our SUBMISSIONS page.



Earthwatch Institute– offering citizen science expeditions to most of the world’s Biodiversity Hotspots.

Sky Island Alliance – travel to the Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands of New Mexico and Arizona to support conservation of the unique wildplaces and wildlife.


Header Photo © Christina Selby