The Lost Ladybug Project collects information about ladybugs and why some species have had rapid population declines. This is where you come in. They are looking for participants to find and photograph ladybugs in their neighborhoods and send the photos, along with information about when and where the ladybugs were found.
The project is well suited for elementary-age children.
To find out more, visit their website.
For more ideas on how your kids can take part in real science projects, check out the soon-to-be-released book, “Citizen Science Guide for Families: Taking Part in Real Science.”