ProjectNoah.org, serving as a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. This interactive tool will help you explore and document wildlife, and also use your smartphone (iPhone and Android) to navigate, snap photos, and upload your observations! There are also links to ongoing science research you can contribute to.Another fun site (and smartphone app) is
The WildLab takes "tweeting" to a whole new level by using mobile technology to enhance birdwatching, allowing you to explore, discover, and share the natural world with your computer or smartphone.
You can also use your phone, computer or other GPS units to speak the "language of location." Groundspeak uses location-based technology to encourage outdoor activity. Check out their sites and resources and visit the Geocaching Blog!
UPDATED: Project BudBurst, the plant phenology site we mentioned a few weeks ago has just announced it has joined NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network, Inc., to better capture user-collected data online through new tools and improved resources. An enhanced website and user-friendly mobile application are expected to be released by late spring. Read more here! Also, check out this great post from NWF for some updated app ideas!
From nature nut to tech-head, there is something out there for everyone. Matching your family's interests with the right tools and technologies might help you all engage in nature together. Plus, having more options makes it easier to navigate your way through the rainy/sunny/snowy/windy/muddy/melty/chilly fluxes of March in Wisconsin!