Citizen science mentors lend their scientific expertise to help coordinate local or regional research initiatives. They may be the point of contact for volunteers within their geographic region and may also manage data input and/or quality control for state and national projects.
The links below provide powerful tools for Citizen Science mentors:
The Avian Knowledge Network is maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and provides access to their databases as well as data contribution tools and tips.
Ebird.org is a joint effort of the National Audubon Society and Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology. Registered users can submit data and use the sites data exploration tools.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international organization that is working to make the world's biodiversity data accessible everywhere in the world. GBIF and its many partners work to mobilize the data, and to improve search mechanisms, data and metadata standards, web services, and the other components of an Internet-based information infrastructure for biodiversity.
Need to connect with Florida regional mentors?
Many local chapters are involved in Citizen Science Projects, contact Jacqui Sulek to connect with mentors in your area.