The ZomBee Apocalypse: A Citizen Science Project Sweet as Honey

Honeybees. Apis mellifera. Innocuous, diligent workers with only one mission in mind: to survive and provide for the hive. You would hardly ever come across a honeybee taking a break or straying from routine. Why, then, are honeybees in California and South Dakota suddenly abandoning their hives at night? Some seem to wander and stumble … Read more “The ZomBee Apocalypse: A Citizen Science Project Sweet as Honey”

Categories: Citizen Science

Summer is busy season for butterflies – and citizen scientists!

Did you know that SciStarter has 14 projects that feature butterflies? This is a product of the growing citizen science brigade, but also the fact that butterflies offer an accessible and fun way for people of all ages to engage in citizen science. Butterflies themselves are not only beautiful to look at, but they serve … Read more “Summer is busy season for butterflies – and citizen scientists!”

Categories: Animals, Insects

Join the Citizen Science Brigade! (SciStarter featured on

We’re so excited to be featured on the popular blog, Bad Astronomer, authored by the talented Phil Plait. Here’s what he had to say about us in his blog (featured on Discover Magazine’s website): Citizen Science.It’s a powerful new tool, crowdsourcing the work to people interested in helping out. And the cool thing is: it … Read more “Join the Citizen Science Brigade! (SciStarter featured on”

Categories: Citizen Science, In the News

Living Treasures: The Portable Antiquities Scheme

What do you think of when you hear about archaeology? Perhaps your mind jumps to Indiana Jones’ arduous search for the Holy Grail. Maybe you imagine Howard Carter’s incredible reaction to the “wonderful things” he spotted at first sight of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. Or if you’re as big of a dork as I am, you … Read more “Living Treasures: The Portable Antiquities Scheme”

Categories: Archeology, Citizen Science