Become a Citizen Scientist!

Help Us Answer Questions!

Become involved in our Phenology Project:


Check eligibility, choose an experiment and sign-up to become a phenology researcher.


  • Register with MAREN by clicking here
  • Check out our network of educators and volunteers here


Download the protocols and learn how to measure and collect data properly. Click on the icon to see protocols
  • Learn about and participate in our ongoing citizen science project here
  • View training videos that introduce the project, teach the experimental methods, and build your confidence as a citizen science researcher here
  • Teachers: Check out our curriculum and lab assessment materials here
  • Download and print our project protocols here

Collect and Submit

Collect your data and submit it for researchers to analyse it. Click on the icon to see data.


  • Submit your protocol data here
  • Mail us seeds here
  • Share photos and videos of field observations here

Enrich Our Library

Do you have a post or a picture you would like to share with the community ? Your modification of our curriculum is too good to remain private? Check out our Library and add your contributions! 

Contribute Seeds to Our Network

We invite you to submit milkweed seeds from naturally occurring (not planted) populations to our collection. We accept seeds on an ongoing basis and use them to answer questions about geographic variation in milkweed.