Join the Citizen Science initiative at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and become a citizen scientist today!


What is Citizen Science?

Citizen Science is an opportunity for non-professional scientists to be involved in scientific inquiry through proactive participation with scientists working on real time problems relating to their research goals. Participation involves scientifically sound practices and measurable outcomes.


What types of research activities can I participate in?

The model program for this initiative is the RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program, which offers the public opportunities to participate in shark research trips in the Florida Keys and around the world on expeditions. Participants assist the scientists with the execution of various procedures, including measurements, fin clips, biopsies, reflex tests, and tagging.

Other activities offered at Broad Key, the University of Miami's research field station, include snorkeling and diving on a coral reef with marine biologists, kayaking through mangrove forests, and paddle boarding around the island.


How do I learn more or book my Citizen Science experience?

For more information or to book your trip, please contact Caroline Hammerschlag at .


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