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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

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

Stuck inside? There’s a citizen science project for that!

  Even if cold, cloudy weather has you avoiding the outdoors, that doesn’t mean you need to resign yourself to boredom (or Netflix). Hundreds of citizen science projects, advancing research on everything from ancient Egypt to nesting birds, are designed to be done right from home. Here are some to get you started. Cheers, The … Read more “Stuck inside? There’s a citizen science project for that!”

Categories: Archeology, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Featured Projects

See SciStarter’s Top 5 Projects of 2022 (and learn how NORAD tracks Santa!)

Here are the five projects that had the most participation among our SciStarter community of 150,000 registered users this year. Whether you are new to citizen science or a seasoned contributor, these projects are a tried and true testament to the wisdom of the crowd. Together, we’re helping to answer research questions no one scientist can answer … Read more “See SciStarter’s Top 5 Projects of 2022 (and learn how NORAD tracks Santa!)”

Categories: Alzheimers, Animals, Biology, Nature & Outdoors

Announcing Nine Recipients of the First Annual SciSTARter Boost Awards!

  Citizen science is powered by millions of  unsung people from all backgrounds who are curious and motivated to make a difference.  SciStarter wants to sing their praces. After nearly a decade of grassroots, bootstrapping, and volunteering efforts, SciStarter is in a position to support others in our wake. In an effort to do this, … Read more “Announcing Nine Recipients of the First Annual SciSTARter Boost Awards!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Citizen Science News, CitSci Research, Other, SciStarter News

SciStarter’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!

The best gift is one that keeps on giving, and these nifty tools and resources certainly fit the bill! We’ve got useful gifts for birdwatchers, skygazers and weather-trackers, as well as books that will inspire anyone’s curiosity. Even better, many of these ideas tie directly in with one or more citizen science projects on SciStarter. … Read more “SciStarter’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!”

Categories: Affiliate Tools, Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, book, Book Review, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Education, Environment, Field Guide to Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Photo of an Earth-viewing area of the International Space Station with holiday decorations.

Citizen Science Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a special gift for the citizen science lover in your life? You’ve come to the right place! In this podcast, we share expert picks for over a dozen unique gifts your friends and family will enjoy while they help scientists conduct important research. Listen: https://citscipod.podbean.com/e/scistarter-holiday-gift-guide-live/ Projects and websites featured in this episode include: … Read more “Citizen Science Holiday Gift Guide”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Biology, book, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Environment, Field Guide to Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Other, podcast

Feast upon these delectable citizen science projects

If you’re spending time with family and friends, here are activities to do together to discover more about your mental, biological and genetic health and more. Feast upon these delectable citizen science projects guaranteed to satisfy even the most insatiable curiosity! Thank you for being part of our growing family (150,000 strong now!) of thinkers … Read more “Feast upon these delectable citizen science projects”

Categories: Animals, Biology, Birds, Ecology & Environment, Health, Nature & Outdoors, Ocean & Water, podcast