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Opening Doors and Connecting People Worldwide: Remembering Mar Dixon

It’s a quiet, reflective time for us at SciStarter. This week, our founder, Darlene Cavalier, lost her younger sister, Mar Dixon.  Mar Dixon was a self-described “troublemaker for sectors who need a kick up the bum.” The SciStarter team loved working with her because she selflessly volunteered her time to help us make our outreach … Read more “Opening Doors and Connecting People Worldwide: Remembering Mar Dixon”

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SciStarter LIVE! Science we can do together. Live webinar.
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SciStarter LIVE

SciStarter LIVE is an informal web series, where we go LIVE and work through a citizen science project. You’ll have opportunities to hear from project leaders, get your questions answered, hang out with the SciStarter team and more. Just join us on Zoom or watch the live stream on SciStarter’s Facebook page. All events are recorded … Read more “SciStarter LIVE”

Categories: About Us, Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, Education, Events, Featured Projects, Webinar, Workshops

Dive In To Summer Citizen Science

It’s July, ideal for cooling off with marine science exploration. In that spirit, here’s some wet and wild science research that needs your help. Sharks Are Jawsome! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the television, it’s Shark Mania Season! If the wall to wall shark viewing frenzy puts you in … Read more “Dive In To Summer Citizen Science”

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SciStarter Podcast: Sensations of Summer

Every season has its own unique sights, sounds and other sensations. In this episode of the SciStarter podcast, we look at fireflies, listen to cicadas, feel the ocean waves and extend our senses beyond the bounds of our planet. Audio Podcast Video Podcast Credits: Firefly Closeup Terry Priest CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED Surfing Beach Video … Read more “SciStarter Podcast: Sensations of Summer”

Categories: Animals, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water, podcast, videos

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Days of Dragonflies, Fireflies and Fly Fishing

It’s the season for emergences, whether you’re a dragonfly, firefly, periodical cicada or fly fishing enthusiast! The warm weather brings a variety of citizen science opportunities, some of them fleeting, so we hope you can get outdoors and experience the wonders of nature with your friends and family, and help document them for the many … Read more “Days of Dragonflies, Fireflies and Fly Fishing”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water, Other

Become a guardian of nature! Learn to rewild with native plants

You might have heard that our world is out of balance. Ecosystems that need native plants and animals to flourish are plagued by human development and invasive species. Many of our local green spaces like yards, parks, and porches are home to mostly introduced, non-native plants that do little to maintain a healthy regional biodiversity. … Read more “Become a guardian of nature! Learn to rewild with native plants”

Categories: Education, Environment, Nature & Outdoors

Soaring North: Monitoring and Protecting Migrating Song and Shore Birds

Shorebirds fly thousands of miles each year along ancient and largely unknown migratory routes called flyways. But their populations are crashing amidst climate change and urban development. Global Big Day, on May 11, is your opportunity to get involved during this momentous global migration and help scientists understand how bird populations are changing. Participate in … Read more “Soaring North: Monitoring and Protecting Migrating Song and Shore Birds”

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Across the Finish Line! Citizen Science Month Final Days

You did it! As of April 25, you’ve completed 1,017,253 acts of science, with five days still to go! But even though we’ve reached our target and April ends next week, we’re not skimping on fun citizen science activities! We’re focusing on medicine and public health, along with a big One Million Acts of Science … Read more “Across the Finish Line! Citizen Science Month Final Days”

Categories: Alzheimers, Animals, Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Girl Scouts, Global Citizen Science Month, libraries, Nature & Outdoors, webinar

Citizen Science Month and #OneMillionActsOfScience Needs You!

It’s a packed week, with Earth Day, Arbor Day, The City Nature Challenge and more! The last full week of Citizen Science Month is jam packed! It’s the week of Earth Day, Arbor Day, Noise Awareness Day, and the City Nature Challenge! Find a project and report your Act of Science here. Just creating a … Read more “Citizen Science Month and #OneMillionActsOfScience Needs You!”

Categories: Alzheimers, Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Global Citizen Science Month, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Other

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Highlights of Upcoming Week 3 of Citizen Science Month

Next week, we celebrate the halfway point of Citizen Science Month! Join us for a 12- hour nonstop Palooza of Zooniverse Projects! Pick your favorite project and hop online with a SciStarter Team Member. The rest of the week, we count bats, chat with dolphins, observe the weather, and try a whole slew of projects supported … Read more “Highlights of Upcoming Week 3 of Citizen Science Month”

Categories: Calendar, Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Global Citizen Science Month, Nature & Outdoors, Webinar

Do this now to (re)inspire participation in your project during Citizen Science Month (April)!

April is Citizen Science Month, a chance to shine a bright light on the movement. This year, thanks to support from the National Library of Medicine, the Moore Foundation, Arizona State University, the American Association for Participatory Sciences and many partners, we’re activating  One Million Acts of Science across your projects and others listed on SciStarter to … Read more “Do this now to (re)inspire participation in your project during Citizen Science Month (April)!”

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The Sun Takes Center Stage for Citizen Science Month Week 2

The solar eclipse is the big event of the second week of Citizen Science Month, with activities for folks who will be in the eclipse path and also for those who aren’t. There are also other great citizen science activities, celebrating National Pet Day, National Library Week, and more!  One Million Acts Of Science Challenge SciStarter … Read more “The Sun Takes Center Stage for Citizen Science Month Week 2”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Environment, Global Citizen Science Month, Library, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter