Become a Citizen Scientist

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Citizen science is research collected by members of the public— you don’t need any special training to take part! This allows scientists to collect large amounts of data from all the people that participate. There are many projects that span different topics.

Taking part in a citizen science project means you can help fuel scientific discoveries from your own home, garden or nearby green space. To help you get started, we have created a list of some websites we recommend:

Good luck and we look forward to hearing about your projects! Don't forget to share your findings with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram @theparkstrust.

Discover our parks

  • Campbell Park


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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

  • Great Linford Manor Park


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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

  • Howe Park Wood


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    Howe Park Wood is an ancient woodland in the south west of Milton Keynes near Westcroft and Tattenhoe which boasts a rich variety of wildlife and fantastic on site facilities including toilets, a café and a small play area.