Project Noah

Project Noah is a global citizen science platform

to discover, share and identify wildlife


Project Noah Global Community

The Project Noah Community has created 825,000+ wildlife spottings, 350,000+ nature journals and 1.5 million+ geotagged wildlife photographs in 196 countries on 7 continents

Project Noah: Built with for Wildlife

Project Noah is an award-winning software platform designed to help people connect with the natural world and learn about wildlife. Launched out of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in early 2010, the project began as an experiment to mobilize citizen scientists and build a digital butterfly net for the 21st century.

Project Noah enables amateurs and professionals alike to create and share multimedia nature journals. Our community is harnessing the power of new mobile technologies to collect important ecological data and help preserve global biodiversity.

The Project Noah community includes 350,000+ nature journals, 825,000+ wildlife spottings and 1.5 million+ geotagged wildlife photographs.

Join Project Noah and become a Citizen Scientist!

  • Learn about wildlife and how to identify species
  • Follow your favorite naturalists and wildlife spotters
  • Create and publish your own multimedia nature journal
  • Connect with experts from around the world who offer helpful descriptions on your spottings


By developing tools to help the public share their encounters with nature, we are building a powerful force for crowdsourcing ecological data collection and an important educational tool for wildlife awareness. We hope you’ll support us on this mission by joining Project Noah today!

Project Noah has been honored to receive the following awards:

  • WSIS Prizes: 2017 champion in e-science category
  • World Summit Award: 2013 winner in mobile e-learning category
  • Cooney Prize in Innovation in Children’s Learning


Your Personal Nature Journal

The spirit of Project Noah is to embrace the joy of discovery and the learning process. Whether you are a newbie, student, in college, a seasoned naturalist or a scientist, we welcome you into our community with open arms!

Your nature journal is completely personal and entirely your own. Whether you would like to share your thoughts about a spotting, reflections on the moment, wildlife features, a species identification, or anything else, your description is entirely up to you.

Wildlife Journal Spottings from Noah Ranger Lisa Powers

Imagine your nature journal as a reflection of your personal connection with nature. Only you can bring a voice to this connection.

See Project Noah Website