CITIZEN SCIENCE

PROGRAMS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

 

Oregon Spotted Frog

Amphibian Monitoring Program

Citizen scientists have joined the zoo and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife to document native frog populations living in our local parks. The more we learn, the better we can protect the vanishing wetlands of Washington.

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Coyote Camera Trap Photo

Carnivore Spotter

Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University have launched the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project to explore how mammalian carnivores, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and even cougars and bears live and interact with people across urban and suburban areas in the Seattle region. We are working with our staff, volunteers and community partners to deploy camera traps in city and county parks across the Seattle regions. We have also launched our Carnivore Spotter website where you can record your local carnivore sightings and explore sightings throughout Seattle! For the best experience, please use the Carnivore Spotter in Chrome or Firefox.
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River Otter

Otter Spotter Community Science Initiative

Sentinels of Ecological Health

River otters are found in water systems all over Washington state and we need your help to spot them! If you observe a river otter, please report your sightings to help us capture data on otter range and behavior.

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Woodland Park Zoo from the air

City Nature Challenge

Join us in a fun nature observation competition

Woodland Park Zoo is thrilled to help mobilize people across the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area (all of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties) to join the City Nature Challenge – a friendly nature-observation competition using the iNaturalist app. Help the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan Area (including Everett, Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and any place within Snohomish, King and Pierce counties!) show the world how biodiverse our region is by making observations and identifications of as many species as possible during the City Nature Challenge!

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