Join Our Science Team

No Ph.D Required!

Science to understand and protect Great Bay is the heart of our mission and you can help. Our citizen science programs will take you outside on the bay, helping to make science happen.

  • Monitor our marshes:  Each fall, volunteers help us collect data on the health of local marshes. You’ll get the training you need and a chance to spend the day on a golden autumn marsh, collecting data that matters.  This volunteer opportunity is very physical, please reach out to Melissa if you have questions about the physical requirements.
  • Be an eyewitness: Enjoy hearing the first peepers in spring? Watching maples turn in the fall? Take your appreciation for nature’s calendar to the next level with a phenology walk. We’ll train you to spot signs of the season and add to a dataset we’ve been building for 20 years. Each walk takes 45 minutes and can be done any time of day all year.  See the training flyer for details.
  • Horseshoe Crab Monitoring: Contribute to the knowledge and management of Great Bay’s horseshoe crab population by conducting spawning surveys.  See the training flyer for details.

Contact Melissa Brogle for more information. Or get the process started by filling out an application!