myScience—Engaging the public in U.S. Geological Survey science

Fact Sheet 2015-3070



myScience ( is a Web application developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Texas Water Science Center through a partnership with the USGS Community for Data Integration to address the need for increasing public awareness and participation in existing USGS citizen science projects. The myScience application contains data for 20 projects available for public participation representing all USGS mission areas. A visitor to the USGS education Web site ( can click on the Citizen Science link to search for citizen science projects by topic or location, select a project of interest, and click “Get Involved.” Within the USGS, an internal version of myScience serves to build a community of practice and knowledge sharing among scientists who lead or would like to lead a crowdsourcing project.

Suggested Citation

Holl, Sally, 2015, myScience—Engaging the public in U.S. Geological Survey Science: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015–3070, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • myScience: Connecting People, Promoting
  • Citizen Volunteers and U.S. Geological Survey
    Science: Overview and Benefits
  • References
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title myScience—Engaging the public in U.S. Geological Survey science
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3070
DOI 10.3133/fs20153070
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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