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New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)

Announcing a series of new SciStarter resources made possible with support from the National Library of Medicine, the Gordan and Betty Moore Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Arizona State University! BulFind a growing series of online training modules (with badges!) detailed below. More are on the way!   Then, expand your … Read more “New Resources to Boost Your Confidence (in Citizen Science!)”

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Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs

Our friends at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)  All of Us Community Engagement Center recently featured citizen science, SciStarter, and our collaborative programs organized with libraries across the country. Check out their Lightning Talk presented at the Medical Library Assocation’s annual conference (May 2022), “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community … Read more “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM

Hands hold up a smartphone camera to take a photo of an open field with trees in the background, near a Chronolog signpost.

Three Tips for a Successful Citizen Science Project: Lessons Learned from Chronolog

This post is by SciStarter guest contributor Jake Rose. If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then over 20,000 photos are definitely very valuable. That’s one of the first lessons learned by the leaders of Chronolog, a citizen science project that uses crowd-sourced photos to create time-lapse images of places changing over time. Chronolog and … Read more “Three Tips for a Successful Citizen Science Project: Lessons Learned from Chronolog”

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April is flying by! Don’t miss these #CitSciMonth events!

Have you been enjoying Citizen Science Month 2022 as much as we have?! We’ve been learning about birds, taking tours of herbaria (that’s where scientists keep plant specimens), studying iguanas, participating in bioblitzes and more! Feeling left out? Don’t worry, there are still so many great events to check out before the month is over! Here are … Read more “April is flying by! Don’t miss these #CitSciMonth events!”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Ben Franklin: Founding father, citizen scientist

Benjamin Franklin was always curious. He loved to explore the world around him — just like the citizen scientists of today! We’re celebrating Ben Franklin this month in honor of Citizen Science Month and the new two part Ken Burns documentary, Benjamin Franklin, out now on PBS. And on April 20 at 7 pm ET, … Read more “Ben Franklin: Founding father, citizen scientist”

Categories: Citizen Science, Education, Events, Webinar

Citizen Science Month events for and from libraries!

Librarians: Visit CitizenScienceMonth.org and “share” and promote any event, particularly those hosted by fellow librarians! Citizen Science 101: A Beginner’s Guide! Simple repost the Facebook recording of the 4/1 event to introduce your community to Citizen Science! Citizen Science for the Stars! A special event from NASA’s Night Sky Network, SciStarter and Astronomy Magazine Wednesday, … Read more “Citizen Science Month events for and from libraries!”

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All of Us Project

All of Us Releases First 100,000 Genomes to Address a Lack of Medical Diversity

With the release of its first 100,000 genomes, all from volunteers, the All of Us project is on its way to solving one of the most pernicious problems in modern medicine: a startling lack of diversity. The National Institutes of Health project, which launched in 2018, will eventually gather genetic information and other medical data … Read more “All of Us Releases First 100,000 Genomes to Address a Lack of Medical Diversity”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Health

Check Out Citizen Science Month Events from PBS, Science Friday and More!

Citizen Science Month is almost here! Thanks to support from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, you’ll find free, fun events across the country on SciStarter’s events page.   We’ve highlighted a few free, live, online events to get you started. See you next week!   Cheers, The SciStarter Team  

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Spring citizen science projects

Five SPRING-tacular Projects to Get You Outside This Season

Buds are bursting. Birds are singing. Pollinators are on the move. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring is almost here! In the spirit of renewal, let’s all rediscover the world around us by observing and reconnecting with the rhythms of nature. We’ve got projects that are perfect for doing in your neighborhood, at a nearby park … Read more “Five SPRING-tacular Projects to Get You Outside This Season”

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