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We’re thrilled to announce a new weekly series: SciStarter LIVE During these informal events, we’re going LIVE while we 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 … Read more “SciStarter LIVE”

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

Help scientists by playing these 5 video games (seriously!)

Think science is all work and no play? Celebrate National Video Games Day (September 12th) by helping scientists uncover meaningful information on important topics while simply playing games on your computer or cell phone! Want to learn more about how gaming can help science? Read more about the mechanics of data collection and analysis through … Read more “Help scientists by playing these 5 video games (seriously!)”

Categories: Citizen Science, Gaming

Get Ready for the Eclipse With Citizen Science!

For scientists studying the Sun, solar eclipses offer rare opportunities to do important research, like studying how the Sun’s corona, or outermost atmosphere, behaves. If you’re planning on being in the viewing path (see map below!) for an upcoming eclipse, you can collect and share important eclipse data with these five citizen science projects! And … Read more “Get Ready for the Eclipse With Citizen Science!”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science

Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!

We’re in the dog days of summer, and National Dog Day is August 26. You and your pup can celebrate by doing a little science together (that’s right!) … and help researchers in the process. Don’t have a dog? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few canine-related projects you can do, no pets required. Want a … Read more “Do Science With, and For, Your Dog!”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education

With One Citizen Science Survey, C-BARQ is Fueling Years of Research Into Dogs

Huskies are independent, terriers are protective, retrievers are playful, greyhounds are aloof — every dog breed has its stereotype. But dog owners come to know that their own pup, be it a purebred poodle or a floppy-eared mutt, has its own unique personality. And with dozens of dog breeds and countless hybrids between them, the … Read more “With One Citizen Science Survey, C-BARQ is Fueling Years of Research Into Dogs”

Categories: Animals, Citizen Science

SciStarter Brings Citizen Science to the MO Solar Eclipse Expo

Do you remember where you were on August 21, 2017? Chances are you were one of the 215 million American adults who viewed the solar eclipse directly or electronically! A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth.  There are TWO upcoming solar eclipses: one on October 14, 2023 and … Read more “SciStarter Brings Citizen Science to the MO Solar Eclipse Expo”

Categories: About Us, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Events, Other

5 ways to help combat pollutants to protect Earth

Pollution. It’s a pervasive problem that impacts all living things on Earth negatively. Here are five ways you can help combat pollutants and protect Earth’s natural resources. By reducing pollution and cleaning up our environment, we can all assist scientists in preserving our biosphere. Your participation matters! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Biology, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Featured Projects

Help NASA With Space- and Earth-Based Research!

How can you just sit there, reading this blog post and sipping on your coffee/tea/kombucha/pinot noir/Liquid Death when NASA needs your help with 36 different research projects? And not just pretend missions, designed to get you excited about space or teach you something. These are actual research missions to search for extraterrestrial life inhabiting distant … Read more “Help NASA With Space- and Earth-Based Research!”

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Girl Scout doing citizen science

The Power of Partnerships: How the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Journey on SciStarter Supported Girl Scouts in Learning and Taking Action

Our research team recently published a study highlighting how partnerships between SciStarter and facilitator organizations like the Girl Scouts of the USA provide a supportive context for extending learning and action associated with participation in citizen science. One of the most inspiring findings of this study was that the vast majority of girls participating in the … Read more “The Power of Partnerships: How the “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Journey on SciStarter Supported Girl Scouts in Learning and Taking Action”

Categories: Education, Girl Scouts, Use of Citizen Science data

How Citizen Scientists Are Helping Sharks Around the World

Mike Bear had just slipped underwater, offshore near San Diego, and was floating among the long fronds of a kelp forest when a long shadow passed between him and his diving partner. Gliding by, nearly within arm’s reach, was the sleek bulk of a sevengill shark, which Bear estimated at about nine feet long. “To … Read more “How Citizen Scientists Are Helping Sharks Around the World”

Categories: Animals

Prepare for Shark Week with these five projects that help shark science!

Sharks are the stars of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, starting July 23rd. They’re also critical members of our ocean ecosystems. But many of the more than 500 species of shark are endangered today as they face increasing threats from humans. Help scientists learn more about sharks, their behaviors, populations and environments, by sharing your pictures … Read more “Prepare for Shark Week with these five projects that help shark science!”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Ocean & Water