Citizen Science Projects

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Help Cape Fear Museum gather data
through two citizen science projects!


Ever wonder how much rain falls in your backyard? Join CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) to measure rainfall in the Cape Fear community.

  • The project is about measuring and mapping precipitation across the United States
  • It is a high commitment and requires daily measurements between 7-9 am from May-June

How to participate:

  • Click here to register with Cape Fear Museum
  • Attend a CoCoRaHS project training session online
    • Participants will receive a rain gauge* to measure the amount of rainfall occurring in their yard
  • Record daily measurements between 7-9 am

*Limited supply will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis

I See Change

What you see change in your backyard, neighborhood and city is important to our understanding of how climate change and weather affect our communities. Join I See Change to help improve local knowledge and research with your observations.

  • Take pictures of the world around you and journal about it
  • Low commitment: you can participate on your own time

How to participate:

  • Click here to register with Cape Fear Museum
  • Create an ISeeChange account
  • Post photos about what you’re seeing in your environment and journal about how it affects you
  • Connect with others on the platform

Questions about our Citizen Science projects? Contact Darcie Cook,, 910-798-4394.

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382
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