April showers, May flowers!

Fatigued from measuring all that April precipitation? Embrace cheerful blooms all around you and share your phenology observations (seasonal changes in plants and animals, year to year) with these citizen science projects. Find more phenology projects on SciStarter.

Don’t miss this new post from DISCOVER Magazine and SciStarter’s  Citizen Science Salon!


Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 8.46.52 PM

Project BudBurst

Choose a plant to monitor and share your observations with others online. Improve understanding of continental-scale environmental change. Get started!


Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 8.46.56 PM

Nature’s Notebook

Gather information on plant and animal phenology to be used for decision-making on local, national and global scales. Goal: collect one million observation records in 2014! Get started! (Image: Brian Forbes Powell)


Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 8.47.03 PM

Mountain Watch

Planning to be in the Appalachian mountains? Participate in alpine ecology and climate science research! Get started!


Thanks for joining us at the USA Science and Engineering Festival and the Cambridge Science Festival! Come meet us at the Philadelphia Science Festival this Saturday!

And, FINALLY! Project MERCCURI blasted off to space on April 18th! When you see the International Space Station flying over your house this month, smile! Our citizen science research project is up there! Learn more about what’s next on www.SpaceMicrobes.org.

Get involved in our next BIG project! NASA’s Asteroid Initiative! Sign up to learn more here.

Want your project featured in our newsletter? Contact jenna@scistarter.com

Categories: Citizen Science, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter