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We’re so glad you’re here, thanks for your interest in getting involved with Public Lab! 👋🏽 🎈

Public Lab is an open community -- you're welcome to simply start contributing in a variety of ways. Check out some examples of different ways to contribute below and get started with any that interest you. Whether you’re looking to connect with people at public events, ask or answer questions, develop and test tools or software for environmental research, or write about community science, there’s something for everyone! 🙋🏽 By contributing to the Public Lab community, you’ll be building shared knowledge on environmental issues and the ways that we can address them together.

Please also read and follow Public Lab’s Code of Conduct, which ensures a respectful space for everyone 💚

Getting started with contributing

If you’re new to Public Lab, here are some first activities to try:

Getting more involved with the community

And here are some ways to further engage and contribute to the Public Lab:

Contributing to software and code

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A wonderful community of coders and developers contribute to Public Lab everyday by supporting our website infrastructure and open source software programs. Check out the links below if you’d like to get involved, newcomers are welcome and encouraged to join!

Contributing to hardware

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For educators

Resources on using the Public Lab website