Hundreds of citizen science projects world wide involve hundreds of thousands of volunteers contributing valuable information to research. The Citizen Science Alliance held an inaugural conference in 2015 in San Jose, CA, and had representatives from 25 countries. Collaborators range from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Geographic, California Academy of Science to London Natural History Museum. One local representative was Greg Newman from CSU. The next conference is scheduled for 2017. Current Citizen Science projects on bees: The Bee’s Needs local group (there are also international groups) website features in-depth info on Colorado bees (there are over 900 native bees here!) and also information on how individuals can help by monitoring bees, taking photos, etc. Bumble Bee Watch (through Xerces, a pollinator conservation organization based in Oregon) informational website and ways to get involved.