Photograph evidence of where a non-native plant or animal has invaded a local ecosystem. Produce a ‘spotter’s guide’ to these invasive species.
Explore a local stream, river or lake looking for trash and animals. How many birds, mammals, fish and reptiles do you find for every piece of human waste?
Find your favourite wild flower. Let it know how you feel about it.
Carry out a dog survey in two different parks.
They say that the suburbs are areas where “they chop down trees and then name streets after them.” Can you find the hidden trees in your own suburban or inner city area?
Discover how polluted the local air is by identifying lichens growing on trees.
Identify a problem that faces young people in your area: homelessness, kids without school supplies, lack of playgrounds or another issue.
Hear and record sounds that would have been heard 100, 1000 or even 10,000 years ago.
Scientists need your help to find six important bugs. Can you find one of them? If you spot one, take a photo and submit your observation online.
Training step 5: What it means to be a Mission:Explorer.