Citizen Science

You don’t have to be a biologist to help protect endangered animals and habitats. Through these programs, you can contribute to scientific fieldwork — find out how you can help.

iSeahorse Explore

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Shedd Aquarium have teamed up to conserve seahorses around the globe — and we need your help!

By downloading this app on your smartphone or tablet, you can log sightings of seahorses that you see in the wild. With your help, marine conservationists can track seahorse populations and migrations, and provide a window into the lives of these mysterious animals.

Great Lakes Action Days

Get your hands dirty maintaining trails, planting native flora and collecting important data through citizen science projects. Events are scheduled from year-round and held throughout the local Great Lakes area, from Illinois Beach State Park in northeastern Illinois to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Chesterton, Indiana.  

Iguana research expedition

This expedition to the Bahamas with Shedd researchers is for anyone with a sense of adventure and a desire to make a difference for wildlife conservation. You’ll get hands-on experience collecting data on endangered Bahamian rock iguanas as you travel to remote islands and encounter exciting ecosystems aboard Shedd’s research vessel.