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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. If you register, we … Read more “SciStarter LIVE”

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

Libraries are facilitating engagement in One Million Acts of Science this Citizen Science Month (April 2024)

Since 2017, SciStarter and Arizona State University and their collaborators including the National Girls Collaborative Project, STAR Net, and Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, have been supporting SciStarter’s growing network of libraries and library users to engage in … Read more “Libraries are facilitating engagement in One Million Acts of Science this Citizen Science Month (April 2024)”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, libraries, Library, Other

Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species

Burmese pythons! Northern Giant Hornets! Fig-Leaf Buttercups! Okay, not all invasive species sound frightening. But all of them destabilize ecosystems, threaten native species, and/or spread pathogens. That’s why, in honor of Invasive Species Awareness Week, we are sharing ways that you can join researchers identifying, monitoring and controlling the most destructive exotic species. Controlling invasive plants Invasive … Read more “Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species”

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One Million Acts of Science in One Month! Log Observations and Help Accelerate  Scientific Research

One Million Acts of Science in One Month! Log Observations and Help Accelerate  Scientific Research Participatory science gains traction; researchers aim for 1,000,000 Acts of Science this April during Citizen Science Month Tempe, Arizona – (February 5, 2024) – This April, everyone, everywhere is invited to keep their eyes, ears, and phones open to log … Read more “One Million Acts of Science in One Month! Log Observations and Help Accelerate  Scientific Research”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Every squirrel has a science story to tell, but, sadly, squirrels vastly outnumber squirrel scientists. That’s where you, the intrepid citizen scientist, come in. Try out the squirrel projects in this newsletter, along with other squirrel-centric and squirrel-adjacent projects you’ll find with the handy SciStarter Project Finder, and help sort out the many mysteries of … Read more “It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day!”

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A squirrel eats a seed on a wooden railing, ready to be observed by participants in the Project Squirrel citizen science project.

Happy Squirrel Day!

@scistarter.org Boost your Squirrel IQ with this jam-packed 90-second hit of squirreliffic fantasticness! #nationalsquirrelappreciationday #citizenscience ♬ original sound – SciStarter Now that you know (too much!) about squirrels, find and join one of these projects to help advance research about these adorable [rodents] [jerks] [cuties]. You choose. 🙂

Categories: Animals

Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Spotlight: SciStarter and Verizon

Since 2020, SciStarter and Verizon have partnered to support Citizen Verizon Volunteers on their goal of volunteering 2.5 million hours by 2025! SciStarter is one of Verizon’s strategic partners and together, we’re making big progress. SciStarter provides Verizon volunteers with training and support to engage in participatory science that protects the planet (by monitoring changes … Read more “Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Spotlight: SciStarter and Verizon”

Categories: Verizon, Volunteer at SciStarter

Check out SciStarter’s top projects of 2023!

In 2023, volunteers like you made over two million contributions to SciStarter Affiliate projects. That’s two million data points scientists wouldn’t have had otherwise. The top five projects this year included both perennial favorites and newcomers, and touched on subjects near and far: the night sky, backyards and even inside our bodies. Check them out … Read more “Check out SciStarter’s top projects of 2023!”

Categories: Alzheimers, Animals, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather

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For Educators: Integrating Citizen Science Projects into Social Studies Curriculum

Taking part in citizen science projects promotes civic competence and community engagement – one of the primary aims of the social studies curriculum.  As well as teaching students about the ideas and values of democracy, citizen science projects may be specifically linked to the fields of environmental science, geography and anthropology, all key individual subjects … Read more “For Educators: Integrating Citizen Science Projects into Social Studies Curriculum”

Categories: Education, Science Education Standards

Scistarter Ambassador Jim Webster

SciStarter Ambassador Jim Webster helps others discover how to protect the planet through citizen science

In 2017, Jim Webster began going out at night near his New Jersey home to take pictures of our galaxy. With a 14-millimeter lens and a DSLR, he would capture long exposures of the Milky Way galaxy, revealing the delicate filaments of nebulae and countless clusters of stars hidden within the band of the galaxy’s … Read more “SciStarter Ambassador Jim Webster helps others discover how to protect the planet through citizen science”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Nature & Outdoors, Staff Spotlight

Cozy up to these indoor activities that actually help advance research

Hundreds of activities listed on SciStarter are designed for you to participate right from home. That’s right…you can help advance scientific research in your PJs if you want. It’s perfect now that cold weather is approaching for many of us! Here are five projects to get you started. Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Archeology, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Education, Featured Projects