How Thousands of Volunteers Are Hunting a Treatment for Alzheimer’s

  An Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis can be a frightening, tragic event for patients and families. The disease usually strikes people over 60 and gradually steals memories and mental faculties. Despite decades of research, there’s still no cure. Yet scientists are steadily moving closer to understanding what’s going on in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. That … Read more “How Thousands of Volunteers Are Hunting a Treatment for Alzheimer’s”

Categories: Health

Five Kitchen Sink Science Experiments To Try At Home

It’s April: Citizen Science Month! There are hundreds of online events and ways to engage, including many opportunities from libraries around the world. Looking to do some projects inside, where you live? Check out the below projects. Then, discover additional events and opportunities on CitizenScienceMonth.org. Citizen science is when people like you make hypotheses, gather … Read more “Five Kitchen Sink Science Experiments To Try At Home”

Categories: Do-It-Yourself

It’s Citizen Science Month! Check Out These Rockstar Events

We’ve got more than 100 events scheduled for Citizen Science Month, with something every day in April. Hear straight from researchers about the biggest problems citizen scientists are solving, get introduced to new projects and let your kids spend Saturday morning with Disney+ science stars. We’re turning curiosity into real-life impact all month long. Come see … Read more “It’s Citizen Science Month! Check Out These Rockstar Events”

Categories: Citizen Science

Citizen Science Month Mini Grants Awarded by the Network of the National Library of Medicine to 15 Libraries

Anyone, anywhere can plan a Citizen Science Month (April 2021) program or effort! SciStarter and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University, with support from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), are engaging the public to help speed up research on … Read more “Citizen Science Month Mini Grants Awarded by the Network of the National Library of Medicine to 15 Libraries”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Other

Citizen Science Month Spotlight: The Unique Mappers in Nigeria

Join the Unique Mappers for Citizen Science Month The Unique Mappers are doing a Mapathon from April 12 to April 17 for Vulnerable Flood Disaster Communities in Nigeria. In Nigeria? Join them! About the Unique Mappers in Nigeria The content of this section in the blog is adapted from a previously published post. “The concept of … Read more “Citizen Science Month Spotlight: The Unique Mappers in Nigeria”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

Louisiana’s Wetlands are Vanishing. Researchers Need Your Help Tracking the Loss

Along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, the Mississippi River Delta boasts one of the largest and most productive ecosystems on Earth. Every year, the delta provides some $12 to 47 billion in benefits to locals and beyond in the form of hurricane and flood protection, fisheries, recreation, water supply, water quality, and more. As if that weren’t … Read more “Louisiana’s Wetlands are Vanishing. Researchers Need Your Help Tracking the Loss”

Categories: Environment

Host or Participate in Citizen Science Month Events in April: Accomplish Meaningful Research in the Process

SciStarter and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University, with support from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), are engaging the public to help speed up research on human and environmental health. (Tempe, Arizona) — March 3, 2021 … Read more “Host or Participate in Citizen Science Month Events in April: Accomplish Meaningful Research in the Process”

Categories: Citizen Science Month

These Women Were First to Map the Cosmos. Volunteers are Bringing Their Work to Light

More than 100 years ago, Harvard astronomer Edward Charles Pickering decided he was going to take a picture of the entire night sky. Or, rather, many thousands of pictures, each capturing a tiny rectangle of the universe as seen through a telescope. Today, these photos survive on hundreds of thousands of glass plates at the … Read more “These Women Were First to Map the Cosmos. Volunteers are Bringing Their Work to Light”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Citizen Science, from a Librarian’s Perspective

Citizen science joins the general public with the scientific community in creating a collaborative relationship to increase scientific knowledge.  All kinds of people can take part in citizen science projects by collecting and sharing data.  The possibilities are endless, and the contributions are immense!  So, for me, it was only natural that I should become … Read more “Citizen Science, from a Librarian’s Perspective”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM