Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.


The purpose of this project was for the Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2018 Citizen Science Team to increase citizen science within Acadia National Park. Citizen science helps to bridge the gap between scientists and volunteer citizens, as well as create an opportunity to increase informal learning within the park. The team found that using the already established social media platform of iNaturalist was the best platform to use as an introductory citizen science program. The team created an umbrella project for the entire National Park in order include the 26 peaks within the park and establish boundaries within iNaturalist. The project is meant to track the increase in iNaturalist participants, as well as log the vast biodiversity that occurs on Acadia’s mountain trails.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts