We are a collaborative of over 30 North Carolina-based organizations that want to get people outside and involved in authentic scientific research across our state. By participating in our quarterly events, you help scientists in North Carolina and beyond with their critical work as you learn about the natural world all around you. You can even earn badges as you collect and submit scientific data from your local area!
Our next event is the NC Mushroom Quest, part of the ecoEXPLORE program for families in North Carolina! The 2022 NC Mushroom Quest takes places September 23-26. Learn more about how to participate, how to earn your badge, where you can find programs near you, and other resources on our NC Mushroom Quest page.
Our collaborative strives to get people outside, experiencing nature and contributing to authentic science through multi-day events. Most of our events are tied to large, international events and each has a different theme and process.
We have four events scheduled in 2022:
|NC Bird Count||NC Bioblitz||NC Moth Week||NC Mushroom Quest|
|February 18-22||April 29 – May 2||July 23-31||Fall – dates TBD|