Your Backyard

Become an explorer — right in your own yard

There’s so much waiting to be found right outside your door. In the yard or around the neighborhood, go on an expedition to complete missions grounded in the science that exists all around us.

  • Explore water quality monitoring

    Clean, fresh water at the twist of handle is something most people have come to expect and take for granted. See how monitoring our water can help us conserve it and keep it clean.

  • Explore ecosystems and communities

    Observing, collecting and recording data are all important steps in the scientific method that helps everyone understand the planet better.

  • Explore iNaturalist

    New discoveries can be found around any corner, and with tools like iNaturalist, anyone anywhere can record their observations and contribute to biodiversity science – all from your own backyard.