I write in the About section of this journal that doing field research is not a requirement to be an explorer. However, if you want it to be - and who among us doesn't want to live that Walter Mitty fantasy of the intrepid scientist doing field research in an exotic locale - you can make it so through citizen science.
GLOBE is my professional citizen science project while iNaturalist is my personal AND professional project. I also use Journey North for robins.
As this journal develops, I anticipate that it will become a citizen science document through the power of tagging and search.