Project Noah

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Turn your students into citizen scientists in three simple steps!

Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. By encouraging your students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, you not only help students to reconnect with nature, you provide them with real opportunities to make a difference.

Join Project Noah
1. Join Project Noah

Quickly and easily create a free account

Register as a teacher
2. Register as a teacher

Access Project Noah's educational tools

Set up your classroom<
3. Set up your classroom

Reconnect your students with nature

Set up your students and create classroom missions

Once you're registered as a teacher, you can create a new place-based mission for your students. Get them excited about nature by experiencing wildlife observation first-hand. Your students will document the world around them and understand the importance of biodiversity.

Teacher Account
23 students
195 spottings
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Creating a classroom mission
Name your new mission
Focus on a wildlife category
Set mission location and region
Add a classroom to your mission
Save and create your new mission
23 participants
195 spottings
All wildlife

Our biodiversity walk

Our classroom's nature walk spotted some amazing wildlife in our neighborhood!

Manage classroom missions and your student's wildlife observations

Project Noah makes it easy for you to manage your created missions and keep track of your students' observations. You can download your class's contributions at any time and even drop them into Google Earth if you like.

23 participants
195 spottings
All wildlife

Our biodiversity walk

Our classroom's nature walk spotted some amazing wildlife in our neighborhood!

12 spottings
2 missions

Student Account

I'm a 4th grade student and these are some of my wildlife spottings.

Managing your classroom
Missions as assignments
Keep track of student activity
Download activity as a spreadsheet
Google Earth support
Missions for the classroom

The Project Noah Missions section includes dozens of challenging and meaningful investigations that touch on nearly every key concept in the life sciences, from adaptation and natural selection to conservation and biodiversity.

Symbiotic Relationships
170 participants
324 spottings
All wildlife

Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiosis is close and often long-term interaction between different biological species. There are many example of ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
224 participants
559 spottings
All wildlife

Mimetic Animals of the World

One of the most striking survival strategies of animals is mimicking their environment. Mimetism can be used for ...

BioBlitz! Oklahoma
32 participants
255 spottings
All wildlife

What's in your backyard?

Explore and discover the biodiversity right in your neighbourhood!

Want to see more exciting missions like these? Browse through our ever-growing list of ongoing missions and find one that inspires you, or create a place-based custom mission for your classroom that gives your students the chance to experience science firsthand by examining the natural world that’s right outside the window.

Resources and teaching materials

Find teacher-created, teacher-tested resources here that can help you get started using Project Noah in your classroom.

Project Noah iBook

Our Wild Planet

Project Noah iBook
Tracking Alien Species

Sample lesson plan (PDF)

K-6 Lesson Plan
Writing Goes Wild

Sample lesson plan (PDF)

Middle School Plan
Self-guided Tree Tour

Sample lesson plan (PDF)

Homeschool Plan
How do you use Project Noah in your classroom?

Hundreds of educators are using Project Noah right now to help solve real-world problems and achieve key learning objectives by encouraging their students to experience nature. Whether your goal is to reinforce writing skills or help protect a threatened habitat, there’s an active and inspiring community of educators and nature enthusiasts ready to share ideas and offer advice. Follow us on Twitter, join our Facebook community, or email us your thoughts and feature requests.

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Check out Project Noah in action

Project Noah was used by National Geographic and the National Park Service at this year's BioBlitz held at Saguaro National Park in Arizona. Register as a teacher today and create your own BioBlitz with Project Noah.

A BioBlitz is an exciting and engaging approach to field research that allows participants to truly immerse themselves in the natural world. Using an easy-to-follow set of rules, BioBlitz participants document as many different species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Use Project Noah and BioBlitz resources from National Geographic to start your own BioBlitz in the schoolyard, at a park or along a nearby stream.