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

SciStarter LIVE

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

Let’s talk about trees!

The Girl Scouts have teamed up with SciStarter to invite everyone to plant, protect and honor trees. Trees conserve water, reduce air pollution, improve wildlife habitats, and contribute to climate change solutions. Below, you’ll find the Girl Scout Tree Promise citizen science projects you can do to protect and honor trees. Cheers, The SciStarter Team

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Girl Scouts, Nature & Outdoors

Customized Project Recommendations on SciStarter

This is an update to a research project led by the AI and Data Science Lab of Kobi Gal at Ben-Gurion University.  Many researchers rely on SciStarter to support their research. Find examples here. In 2019,  the AI and Data Science Lab of Kobi Gal at Ben-Gurion University began a research collaboration with SciStarter to … Read more “Customized Project Recommendations on SciStarter”

Categories: Other, SciStarter News

Teachers Take on Citizen Science to Enhance Problem-Based Learning

Imagine a world in which students learn science and solve problems through contributing to real research with the help of a teacher’s guiding hand. In this world, students build confidence in collecting and identifying data, experience the scientific method through play, and participate in real research. Lucky for the students in Broward County Public Schools … Read more “Teachers Take on Citizen Science to Enhance Problem-Based Learning”

Categories: Education, Events

How to make the most of

SciStarter provides free resources for all of our members, from customized Dashboards for citizen scientists to custom insights for project leaders. We highlight five popular resources here – for volunteers, project leaders, researchers and facilitators (including educators and librarians). And don’t forget our partner Science Near Me, which makes it easy to find science opportunities … Read more “How to make the most of”

Categories: About Us, Affiliate Tools, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Library, Tools

Photo of red, heart-shaped bleeding heart flowers

Citizen Science Is For Lovers!

For Valentine’s Day, we’re delving into the romance of citizen science which, at first glance, might not appear to require much delving. But at second glance, you’ll realize that citizen science is possibly the most romantic endeavor imaginable! Then at third glance, you might say, “nah, what was I thinking?” But then– stay with me … Read more “Citizen Science Is For Lovers!”

Categories: Other

Eagles vs. Chiefs: The sky is the limit!

    On Sunday, February 12, the Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII in Phoenix, AZ! Below, find ways to learn about eagles (and other birds) from almost anywhere; and discover where to check out a free kit from libraries in Missouri (Kansas City is in Missouri after all) … Read more “Eagles vs. Chiefs: The sky is the limit!”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, Animals, Apps, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Citizen Science Month, Climate & Weather, Science Cheerleaders

Five people with arms raised stand on a snow-capped mountain peak. They are collecting snow depth measurements.

From Backcountry to Backyard: Community Snow Observations Wants Your Snow Depth Measurements

Katreen Wikstrom Jones’ strongest memories from her winters growing up in Stockholm, Sweden are building snow tunnels on her porch. For the past ten years, Wikstrom Jones has been in Alaska, working for the state as a cryosphere hazard scientist. She originally got into snow science because she loves skiing, she says, and today snow … Read more “From Backcountry to Backyard: Community Snow Observations Wants Your Snow Depth Measurements”

Categories: Climate & Weather

Science in the Snow Audio and Video Podcast

Whenever you’re out frolicking in a winter wonderland, why not take a frolicking break every now and then to measure snow depth for your friends at the Community Snow Observations project? Your observations will help them verify data obtained from satellites and other remote sensing tools, and also fill in both spatial and temporal gaps … Read more “Science in the Snow Audio and Video Podcast”

Categories: Apps, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water, videos

How to play in the snow…for science!

Winter weather offers many unique ways to collect and share observations that advance research. If you live in a snowy place, venture outside to measure snow depth. No snow in your area? You can contribute by observing a body of water throughout the winter or even reporting how and when storms change. By working together, … Read more “How to play in the snow…for science!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Education, Environment, Nature & Outdoors

This was the ECSA Citizen Science Conference 2022 in Berlin

SciStarter revisits the ECSA conference

  Back in October, the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) kicked off their conference about Citizen Science for Planetary Health, which took place at Museum für Naturkunde (among dino fossils!) and Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus (a century-old science and culture venue), in Berlin. With dozens of oral, interactive and poster sessions, and hundreds of participants from the citizen … Read more “SciStarter revisits the ECSA conference”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science Conference, CitSci Research, Events, Science Policy, Use of Citizen Science data